The fruit for our 2017 Tank 19 was sourced from two different lots. The Chardonnay was brought in on August 18th, 2017 from the Tamara Maren Vineyard in Lodi, CA and pressed on the same day. It was inoculated on the 20th and fermentation started on August 24th continuing until September 12th. During this fermentation, we received the Malvasia Bianca arrived on August 26th from the New Mexico Vineyards in Mimbres Valley, NM. It was immediately destemmed and pressed that day and added to the Chardonnay lot the same day it arrived. It was kept in stainless steel tank for 5 months before bottling January 23rd, 2018.
Our first Tank 19 begins with 78% Chardonnay and ends with 22% Malvasia Bianca that jumps out of the glass with sultry floral aromas. On the palate, there are flavors of banana, spiced golden apple, mandarin pith and honeysuckle. The wine has a mineral texture, a hint of sweetness, and a long finish.
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