Chardonnay 2014 Reserve Dry Creek

Chardonnay 2014 Reserve Dry Creek

This crisp, fruity Chardonnay is made from grapes grown on hillside vineyards overlooking Dry Creek Valley. This wine faithfully captures the essence of this fascinating variety as grown along the western edge of Dry Creek Valley.

$30.00
Quantity:
CHDR142

Wine profile

Vintage
2014
Varietal
100% Chardonnay
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Acid
0.50 g/100ml
pH
3.68
Alcohol
14.7%

Vineyard Notes

These grapes are from a hillside vineyard above the upper reach of the Dry Creek Valley. 

Harvest:        Average brix:  25.8

Production Notes

Fermentation:  The grapes were picked in the cool mornings and immediately pressed.  After settling, the clear juice was racked into barrels and fermented at a cool temperature to retain fresh fruit flavors while gaining roundness during barrel fermentation.  50% malo-lactic fermentation.

Cooperage / Aging:  The “Reserve” wine was aged for 22 months in French oak barrels, resulting in an exceptionally soft round finish

Bottling Date:  Aug 16, 2016

Winemaker Notes

Color:  Pale straw

Aromas:  Fresh peach, floral and rich vanilla

Palate:  Bright acidity, full peach and apricot flavors, round, rich mouthfeel, long fruit finish

Production

235 Cases