“I really like the Chardonnay that we make from Clarksburg. The Reserve Chardonnay is a full-blown, 100-percent barrel-fermented with brand new American oak barrels, 100-percent malolactic fermentation, sur lie, aged on its lees, and bâtonnage twice a month. When you taste that wine, you might think of a baked apple pie with a dollop of vanilla on top of it.”
– Eric Aafedt, Vice President, Winemaking
From our Puente Ranch right here in Clarksburg, this Reserve Chardonnay showcases the sultry nature of Clarksburg Chardonnay. From the decadent aromatics, to the velvety texture, to the complex finish, this is hand-crafted wine at its very best.
Harvested at night, whole Chardonnay clusters were lightly pressed to extract their succulent juice, while avoiding skin and seed contact as much as possible. This retained the ripe apple and sweet pear fruits and allowed them to come alive. Barrel fermented and aged in 100% new American oak for fifteen months, the wine was then stirred by hand twice a month, to create a silky mouthfeel.
ABOUT ERIC AAFEDT
A long tenured employee, Eric has been a part of the Bogle family for over 25 years. Crafting approachable wines of amazing flavor, complexity and balance, Eric’s style has come to be synonymous with Bogle wines. Focusing on quality vintage after vintage, Eric’s efforts can be enjoyed with each and every glass we produce.
ABOUT BOGLE VINEYARDS
Though the Bogle family has been farming in the Clarksburg region for six generations, their involvement in the wine business spans back 50 years. In addition to passing down a strong work ethic and dedication to quality, the success of Bogle over the years is rooted in the day-to-day involvement of the Bogle family.
Bogle Vineyards is a proud recipient of the 2018 Green Medal Leader Award, which recognizes the vineyard that best demonstrates environmentally sound, socially equitable and economically viable sustainability practices. At Bogle, they understand that nurturing the land and preserving its vitality is not only essential for their family, but across the globe, so that future generations can enjoy many harvests for centuries to come.