2016 enlightenment Old Vine Chardonnay Case

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In 1991 The Olsen Family planted chardonnay, probably a Wente Clone, in the Yakima Valley as we watched on TV as Desert Storm bombs fell on Iraq, apartheid ended in South Africa and the Soviet Union finally disintegrated. Seems like such a long time ago. 27 years later those old vines continue to produce special chardonnay, with which we make enlightenment. Through extended barrel aging, we gain added textural bigness(!), while retaining balance and freshness. Crème brulée, honeysuckle and sweet vanilla explode on the nose, followed by hints of honey, hay and white flowers, leading to a Rubenesque, silky texture full of baked apple pie, marzipan and crushed stone.

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