2014 Reserve Chardonnay 750 ML
Our Reserve Chardonnay is exclusively sourced from the oldest Dijon clone plantings on our Dundee Hills estate. Barrel fermented and aged in French oak for 11 months, it expresses bright aromatics of orange blossom and white peach followed by subtle notes of vanilla and cloves. The palate is focused and elegant, showing baked granny smith apple and orange marmalade, finishing with lively notes of lime. Drink now or enjoy later with proper cellaring. 13.8% alc.
A temperate spring and perfect weather around fruit set coupled with a terrific summer of warm temperatures and dry days led to a beautiful vintage of perfectly sized, lusciously ripe fruit. We had our earliest harvest on record, starting with our younger Pinot Noir sections on September 8th. The wines from this vintage are concentrated and fruit driven, illustrating both restraint in winemaking—letting our vineyard display its nature as well as power of a robust growing season.
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