2017 Chardonnay | Dreadnought | Columbia River Gorge

The scales of naval power were reset overnight with the launch of a single ship in 1906, the HMS Dreadnought. The first of its kind, it made such a strong impression on society that subsequent battleships were referred generically as “dreadnoughts”. The design had several revolutionary features: heavier armament & armor, superfiring turrets, and steam turbine propulsion. As a result, dreadnought races sprang up around the world leading up to World War I. The battle of Jutland in 1916 was the only battle between dreadnought fleets & the last in history primarily fought by battleships. 

Tasting notes: Hand picked chardonnay from Flume Family Vineyards in the Columbia Gorge. Lightly pressed juice fined with bentonite. A long cool fermentation persisted for one month with temperatures never exceeding 15°C (60°F). Lees stirred regularly and aged with American convection toasted oak.

13.3% ABV
pH: 3.47
TA: 5.8 g/L
Malic: 1.4 g/L