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Philip Carter Winery

2020 Shirley Chardonnay

2020 Shirley Chardonnay

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A classic barrel-fermented Chardonnay, this is a very full-bodied white. Buttery on the nose, the primary flavors are those of the fruit – pineapple, oxidized apple, etc. With an extremely round texture, the wine finishes with notes of vanilla from the oak. With such a full body, this is a white wine that can stand up to heavier food pairings – pork, rich and creamy sauces, egg-based dishes like quiche lorraine. A classic pairing with crab cakes.

Awards:

Silver - '21 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Fauquier County
Acid
4.6 g/L
pH
3.6
Aging
Barrel fermented Chardonnay, aged sur lie for 16 months in neutral French Oak barrels.
Bottling Date
1/26/21
Alcohol %
12.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A classic barrel fermented Chardonnay, this is a very full bodied white. Buttery on the nose, the primary flavors are those of the fruit – pineapple, oxidized apple, etc. With an extremely round texture, the wine finishes with notes of vanilla from the oak. Having been aged in neutral oak, there are only moderate tannins present, but they are most apparent on the finish.
Awards
Silver, ‘21 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition. Silver, ’22 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competiton.
Production Notes
167 cases bottled 1/26/2021
Winemaker Notes
Batonnage (stirring of lees) was carried out weekly as barrels were topped. Wine was allowed to complete 80% of malolactic fermentation.
Food Pairing Notes
With such a full body, this is white wine that can stand up to heavier food pairings – pork, rich and creamy sauces, egg based dishes like quiche lorraine. A classic pairing with crab cakes.

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Jaydee Hanson
(Jul 29, 2022 at 3:21 PM)
This is a well balanced Chardonnay. Neutral oak means that it is not overpowering with tannins.

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