Chardonnay 2014 Gold Collection
The 2014 Gold Collection Chardonnay is a blend of the eight best barrels from our mountaintop block with the ten best barrels of our benchland block.
About this wine
Fresh effusive fruit with lemon oil and tropical pineapple. Rich palate wiht lemon cream character. Pairs with grilled salmon, mushroom pasta dishes and roast chicken.
- Wine Type
- Gold Collection
- 100% Chardonnay
- Estate - Dry Creek Valley
- 0.52 g/100ml
Our benchland and mountain-top soils combine with vigor-limiting rootstocks to yield intense fruit flavors from smaller berries. This Gold Collection Chardonnay is a blend of twelve best barrels made from our mountaintop block of clone 76 (floral, lemon, mineral, white peach, structure), and benchland blocks of clones 17, 95, 96, 124 (apricot, pineapple, floral, lushness).
Harvest: Aug 27th – Sept 11th, 2014
Fermentation: The grapes were picked in the cool mornings and immediately pressed. After settling, the clear juice was racked into French oak barrels and fermented at a cool temperature to retain fresh fruit flavors while gaining roundness during barrel fermentation. 100% malo-lactic fermentation.
Cooperage / Aging: The wine was aged 11 months in French (four new, eight 1-4 year old) oak barrels
Bottling Date: August 19, 2015
Color: Pale straw
Aromas: Rich lemon, fresh apricot, floral, mineral and vanilla
Palate: Bright tropical, apricot and lemon cream flavors, creamy palate, long fruit finish