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Cannonball Eleven Chardonnay 2017

America, California
Cannonball Eleven Chardonnay

ELEVEN Chardonnay was grown in the Sonoma Coast where the cool climate fruit strikes a balance between opulence and elegance.

Defined by its proximity to the dramatic Pacific coastline and a direct maritime influence it is characterized
by pastoral valleys rolling hillsides, high rainfall, adobe to silty sand soils, and windswept ridges.

The growing season is long, natural acidity is abundant.

Fermentation and the ensuing eight months of cellaring took place in a combination of stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels.

The barrel-fermented component included 20% new French oak and 15% second fill barrels. A further 40% of the blend was aged sur-lie in neutral French oak to build richness and texture and to round out the lively acidity.

The balance of the blend was aged in stainless steel tanks to retain bright fruit and a vibrant bouquet.

This cool climate Chardonnay is delicate in profile; balancing Meyer lemon and white peach fruit with honeycomb, flint, and mineral notes.

The palate reveals notes of sweet apple and mellow pear, and preserved lemon. A vivid streak of acidity runs through the palate, unifying flavors and leading to a crisp, toasty, lightly oaked finish.

Country America
Region California
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Winery Cannonball Wine Company
Vintage 2017
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
¥5,610  (incl. tax)

ELEVEN Chardonnay was grown in the Sonoma Coast where the cool climate fruit strikes a balance between opulence and elegance.

Defined by its proximity to the dramatic Pacific coastline and a direct maritime influence it is characterized
by pastoral valleys rolling hillsides, high rainfall, adobe to silty sand soils, and windswept ridges.

The growing season is long, natural acidity is abundant.

Fermentation and the ensuing eight months of cellaring took place in a combination of stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels.

The barrel-fermented component included 20% new French oak and 15% second fill barrels. A further 40% of the blend was aged sur-lie in neutral French oak to build richness and texture and to round out the lively acidity.

The balance of the blend was aged in stainless steel tanks to retain bright fruit and a vibrant bouquet.

This cool climate Chardonnay is delicate in profile; balancing Meyer lemon and white peach fruit with honeycomb, flint, and mineral notes.

The palate reveals notes of sweet apple and mellow pear, and preserved lemon. A vivid streak of acidity runs through the palate, unifying flavors and leading to a crisp, toasty, lightly oaked finish.

Country America
Region California
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Winery Cannonball Wine Company
Vintage 2017
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.9%
Product Code 4082217
UPC 0-40232-47987-8
Winery

Winery Description

Cannonball Wine Company was founded in 2006 by longtime winemaker Dennis Hill and former attorney turned wine entrepreneur Yoav Gilat. Dennis is a Sonoma County native from a family with a long viticultural tradition in the region. The iconic label image of a child doing a ‘Cannonball’ refers to jumping into the water with your knees tucked into your chest in order to make a big splash and get your nearby friends as wet as possible.

The Cannonball name and label symbolize the uninhibited and pure spirit of a child having fun. This is the soul of Cannonball Wine Company: life - and wine - should befun! And it is exactly this pure and uninhibited spirit that animates Dennis and Yoav’s passion to produce honest, high quality wines at great prices that are fun to drink.

We hope a splash of Cannonball winewill make you smile like a big kid doing Cannonballs - and don’t forget to share a splash or two with yourfriends!