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Chardonnay 2010
Includes The Geological Society of America's 125th Anniversary Commemorative Tag

Celebrating GSA's 125th Anniversary

The Geological Society of America® is celebrating 125 years of geoscience innovation with this Lava Cap wine, nourished by the prime volcanic soil of the Sierra Nevada Foothills. As geologists themselves, the Jones winemaking family appreciates GSA’s interests in Earth’s history, processes, and resources.

Here’s to 125 years of ground-breaking geoscience, and our passion for the never-ending mysteries of the Earth!

Tasting Notes

This perfectly balanced wine begins with inviting aromas of apple, dried apricot, and toasty oak. On the palate, enticing flavors of green apple, pear, lime, and vanilla. The wine pairs nicely with roast chicken or veal entrees.

Winemaker Notes

At Lava Cap, we are dedicated to crafting a Chardonnay that articulates the depth and character of this legendary wine grape. We strive to produce a lush and compelling Chardonnay with an authentic sense of the El Dorado terroir. The fruit was handpicked and carefully sorted during crush. Each lot was separately barrel fermented and aged in French oak barrels for nine months. The old-world winemaking technique of battonage, or stirring of the lees during barrel fermentation, is practiced for every vintage of Lava Cap Chardonnay. These Burgundian aging techniques and great attention during the finishing regime have rendered a wine of intense flavors, rich texture, and lengthy finish.

Wine Facts

Harvest date: September 22, 2010
Bottled: September 12, 2011
Alcohol: 14.6%
pH: 3.74
Cases Produced: 3666


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2221 Fruitridge Road, Placerville, CA 95667
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