GiraffaTM Reserve

Chardonnay 2012

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Giraffa Reserve 2012

About the wine

This wine represents our our first vintage working with grapes from the Spanish Springs vineyard in Edna Valley, CA.  The cool climate location, just 3 miles inland from the Pacific, produces fantastic Chardonnay grapes thanks to its long growing season.  Aged in 75% new French oak and 25% stainless steel for 12 months, we think our Giraffa Reserve shows an abundance of fruit complimented by a hint of oak.  It is a medium bodied chardonnay, but still maintains an element of crispness.  We recommend you pair it with a rich brie or Camembert cheese, chicken, pasta in a cream sauce, or while carrying around your favorite wheeled animal.

The Story

You can lead a kid to a wheeled giraffe, but you can’t make him ride it. Christian carried his everywhere, drawing some strange looks from the neighborhood. While he thought it made sense at the time, he wishes his parents would have encouraged him to be like all the other kids in the wheeled giraffe “gang” and just ride!

Technical Info

Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Vineyards: Spanish Springs (Edna Valley AVA, California)

Aging: 12 months (75% New French oak, 25% stainless steel)

Alcohol: 13%

pH: 3.25

Production: 93 cases