Painter Bridge Chardonnay

2012 Painter Bridge Chardonnay

Painter Bridge wines are available for International sales only.  For more information please contact us at intdiv@jlohr.com.

 

PRODUCTION NOTES
Chardonnay for Painter Bridge is grown in the cool and windy Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County, renowned for producing Chardonnays with powerful aromatics and remarkable texture. This Chardonnay is first fermented in older French oak barrels to enhance the pure fruit expression. After completion of alcoholic fermentation, the barrels are stirred, and the Chardonnay ages for 2 months with yeast lees. After barrel aging, the wine is transferred to a stainless steel tank and blended with a touch of Orange Muscat to enhance the bold fruitiness with an enticing floral character. The resulting wine is delightfully full-flavored with pretty, forward fruit aromas creating a pleasant, quaffable Chardonnay.

Delicious now, but can be cellared for up to five years.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin:  Arroyo Seco and Monterey County
Composition: 90.1% Chardonnay,
9.9% Orange Muscat
Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.63
  Total Acidity: 0.66 g/100ml
  Alcohol: 12.9% by volume
  Res. Sugar: 0.49 g/100ml

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
This 2012 Painter Bridge Chardonnay is pale yellow in color with attractive aromas of pear, golden delicious apple and honeysuckle. The aromas are echoed on the silky-textured palate, which is balanced with fresh acidity and richness.
-Jeff Meier, Winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Enjoy as an aperitif or with linguine and clam sauce, roast chicken, or trout almondine.

Wine Fact Sheet: 

2011 Painter Bridge Chardonnay

CHARDONNAY

Painter Bridge Chardonnay begins with a canvas of fruit grown in the cool and windy Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County, a landscape known for producing Chardonnays of powerful aromatics and distinctive texture. The Chardonnay, designed with an eye toward balance and clarity, is first fermented in older French oak barrels with wild and cultured yeast from the Burgundy region of France to accent pure fruit expression. Immediately after the completion of alcoholic fermentation, the barrels are stirred and the Chardonnay, with its yeast lees, is transferred to stainless steel tanks for additional aging and maturation. To highlight the bold fruit of Painter Bridge Chardonnay, a touch of Muscat Canelli from Monterey County is blended in, enriching the floral character. The blended wine is then cold stabilized, fined and sterile-filtered to bottle. The result is a full-flavored, quaffable Chardonnay with beautiful fruit-forward aromas. This is a wine that is sure to delight its audience.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin:  Arroyo Seco and Monterey County
Composition: 98% Chardonnay, 9% Orange Muscat, 3% White Riesling
Vinification:  
  Maturation: 6 months in stainless steel
Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.55
  Total Acidity: 0.69 g/100ml
  Alcohol: 12.82% alcohol by volume
  Res. Sugar: 0.58 g/100ml

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
This 2011 Painter Bridge Chardonnay is pale yellow in color with attractive aromas of peach, pineapple, orange peel and honeysuckle, with just a touch of sweet spice. The aromas are echoed on the silky-textured palate, which is balanced with fresh acidity and richness.

Jeff Meier, Winemaker

Food Pairing

Enjoy as an aperitif or with your favorite pasta, chicken, or seafood dish.

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2010 Painter Bridge Chardonnay

VARIETAL COMPOSITION

90% Chardonnay, 10% Muscat Canelli

CHARDONNAY

Painter Bridge Chardonnay begins with a canvas of fruit grown in the cool and windy Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County, a landscape known for producing Chardonnays of powerful aromatics and distinctive texture. The Chardonnay, designed with an eye toward balance and clarity, is first fermented in older French oak barrels with wild and cultured yeast from the Burgundy region of France to accent pure fruit expression. Immediately after the completion of alcoholic fermentation, the barrels are stirred and the Chardonnay, with its yeast lees, is transferred to stainless steel tanks for additional aging and maturation. To highlight the bold fruit of Painter Bridge Chardonnay, a touch of Muscat Canelli from Monterey County is blended in, enriching the floral character. The blended wine is then cold stabilized, fined and sterile-filtered to bottle. The result is a full-flavored, quaffable Chardonnay with beautiful fruit-forward aromas. This is a wine that is sure to delight its audience.


Technical Data

Vintage: 2010
Origin: Arroyo Seco and Monterey County
Total Acidity: 0.76 g/100ml
pH: 3.42
Alcohol: 12.93% alcohol by volume
Residual Sugar: 0.49 g/100ml
Maturation: 6 months in stainless steel
Sizes: 750 ml


Winemaker's Comments

This 2010 Painter Bridge Chardonnay is pale yellow in color with attractive aromas of peach, apricot and honeysuckle, with a touch of vanilla. The aromas are echoed on the silky-textured palate, which is cleansed with fresh acidity and richness.Enjoy as an aperitif or with your favorite pasta, chicken, or seafood dish.

                                                                                           – Jeff Meier, Winemaker

Price: $7.00 750ml

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2009 Painter Bridge Chardonnay

VARIETAL COMPOSITION

97.0% Chardonnay, 3.0% Muscat Canelli

CHARDONNAY

Chardonnay for Painter Bridge is grown in the cool and windswept environs of the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County, renowned for producing Chardonnays with powerful aromatics and remarkable texture. It is here that the canvas for Painter Bridge Chardonnay begins.

The Chardonnay is first fermented in older French oak barrels to enhance pure fruit expression with wild and cultured yeast from the Burgundy region of France. Immediately after completion of alcoholic fermentation, the barrels are stirred and the Chardonnay, with its yeast lees, is transferred to stainless steel tanks for additional aging and maturation. To enhance the bold fruitiness of Painter Bridge Chardonnay, a touch of Muscat Canelli from Monterey County is blended in, enriching the enticing floral character. The blended wine is then cold stabilized, fined, and sterile-filtered to bottle.

The resulting wine is delightfully full-flavored with pretty, forward fruit aromas creating a pleasant, quaffable Chardonnay.


Technical Data

Vintage: 2009
Origin: Arroyo Seco and Monterey County
Total Acidity: 0.66 g/100ml
pH: 3.53
Alcohol: 13.2% alcohol by volume
Residual Sugar: 0.51 g/100ml
Maturation: 6 months in stainless steel
Sizes: 750 ml


Winemaker's Comments

This 2009 Painter Bridge Chardonnay is pale yellow in color with attractive aromas of Bosc pear, apple and white flowers, with a touch of vanilla and honey.  The aromas are echoed on the silky-textured palate, which is cleansed with fresh acidity and richness. Enjoy as an aperitif or with your favorite pasta, chicken, or seafood dish.

Price: $7.00 750ml

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