2014 Chardonnay 'Carneros District'
Our Carneros District Chardonnay comes from three vineyards planted to 'Shot-Wente' selection. All are in the cool-weather area of Carneros, near the San Francisco Bay. 'Shot-Wente' is an heirloom Chardonnay selection with grapes that are smaller than normal, giving them increased skin surface relative to the juice. That ratio makes the wine especially flavorful.
"This is a luxuriously layered and complex white. It's an expertly rendered combination of ripe, rich fruit - most notably spicy apple and pear - that's completely uplifted by bright acidity and a refreshing mouthfeel. Still youthful, it's both vibrant and nuanced. 92 PTS."
— V. Boone
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Origin .............. Carneros
Barrel Program ..... 25% New French Oak, 75% Used French Oak
Composition .......... 100% Chardonnay