*PRE-RELEASE* 2019 Kristi Chardonnay
This is quite possibly the most special bottle ever produced at Stone Tower Winery, and as such, we're honored to be offering this pre-release to you! Chardonnay is the favorite varietal of Kristi Huber, our matriarch who founded Stone Tower along with her husband Mike. Comprised entirely from our estate vines, the 'Kristi' captures the beauty and essence of our unforgettable place on Hogback Mountain. For this wine, we identified our best Chardonnay blocks and then harvested and fermented the fruit separately. This wine was fermented entirely by indigenous yeasts (those naturally found in our vineyards, on the grapes, and in our cellar). This enables us to truly produce a wine with a profound sense of terroir, or 'place.' Most importantly, however, this Chardonnay is aromatically complex, amazingly textured, and vibrantly refreshing, and the 2019 growing season presented us with our most ideal vintage to produce a wine of such quality. While tremendous now, this wine will evolve superbly over the next 6 to 10 years!