2013 “The Pip” Chardonnay

CFV - Pip Chard - LabelCLENDENEN FAMILY 2013 “The Pip” Chardonnay

“Le Bon Climat Vineyard”
Santa Maria Valley, California

*This cuvee is named in homage to Jim Clendenen’s deceased, amazing Border Collie “Pip”, former winery mascot.

VINEYARD
Sourced from Jim Clendenen’s own certified organic Le Bon Climat Vineyard planted in 1998 in the Santa Maria Valley. Le Bon Climat Vineyard is some of the earliest work in Santa Barbara County with Dijon Clones planted on devigorating rootstock. This scion-rootstock combination limits yields naturally.

CELLAR
The grapes are gently pressed, and the juice totally barrel fermented and matured in clean, neutral French oak barrels. After 2 years of surlies aging, the wine is fined and bottled unfiltered.

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October 27, 2014