2014 Chardonnay, Carneros

Winemaking Notes

APPELATION
Carneros
AGING
11 months on lees in 40% new French oak
ALCOHOL
14.3%
PRODUCTION
700
AGEABILITY
4-6 years

 

 

$36.00

Per Bottle


Ratings & Reviews

95 Points, Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
"Among the bigger and richer Chardonnays of the Ram’s Gate lot, but a wine that is as composed and carefully balanced as it is weighty and well-filled, this mouthfilling effort teams plentiful, ripe apple fruit with a tailored complement of sweet oak and subtle suggestions of lees. It is a complete and involving wine at the moment, and it will disappoint no one who opts for hasty drinking, yet it has a rare sense of reserve that augers well for the future and makes a most compelling case for another few years of waiting."
90 Points,
Wine Spectator


Tasting Notes

Rich golden in color, the 2014 Carneros Chardonnay echoes the finesse and balance prevalent in its single-vineyard counterparts, hallmarking the stunning 2014 vintage. A blend of a few Carneros vineyards, the wine is reminiscent of a baked apple pie: Golden Delicious aromas are accompanied by cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and allspice. A mouthwatering melted Brie component contrasts the baked fruit along with doughy brioche. The fruit carries through the palate, picking up grilled pineapple and additional toasted spice flavors. A wine to drink now and enjoy over the next few years.