2000 Avenius Chardonnay

Aromas:

Yeast, wild mushrooms, freshly baked bread and almonds.

Palate:

Cream and ripe melon with a silky texture.

Food Pairings:

Risotto and mushrooms, roasted chicken, winter vegetables.

Vineyard:

Avenius Vineyard is owned and operated by Shari Avenius who is also part of the Linden Vineyards staff. It is located on the Blue Ridge one half mile north of Linden Vineyards at an elevation of 1,300 feet on a steep northeast facing slope. Soils are well drained rocky greenstone, granite, and shale. The first planting was in 1996. It is trained on the French lyre trellising system.

Vintage:

A cool, wet summer finally gave way to September sun. Harvest was October 3, 2000.

Winemaking:

Fermented and aged in older French oak sur lie for a total of 22 months. 142 cases produced.