Lo-Fi 2019 Chenin Blanc Santa Barbara County
Lo-Fi 2019 Chenin Blanc Santa Barbara County

Lo-Fi 2019 Chenin Blanc Santa Barbara County

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  • Jurassic Park Vineyard is located in Los Olivos, Santa Barbara County, California (34 43’43”N 120 08’46” W). It was planted by the Firestone family and vineyard manager Jeff Newton in 1982. The soil series Arnold Sand, consists of well drained sands over soft sandstone. The vineyard is at an elevation of 1000ft, with a slight west north-west row orientation. The trellis and training are a single catch and California sprawl.

    Hand harvested and sustainably grown; Whole cluster pressed to tank. Settled 24 hours prior to racking to barrel. Fermented on the native yeasts, followed by full malolactic by naturally occurring bacteria. No sulfur used at pressing. Aged in neutral french oak barrels. The wine was racked once prior to hand bottling. Total of 20 ppm liquid so2 added without filtration in keeping with our minimalist (lo-fi) philosophy.

  • Clone: unknown on own roots
  • Vineyard: Jurassic Park (10′ x 8′ Spacing)
  • Soil Series:  Arnold Sand
  • Appellation: Santa Ynez Valley
  • Harvest date: October 3, 2019
  • Brix at harvest:  20.1 brix
  • Fermentation: Direct to press. Barrel fermented.
  • Barrels: 100% Neutral French oak 228L barrique 
  • Aging: Six months in barrel
  • Production: 195 Cases. 

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