Chardonnay :: 2014 Mt. Harlan

Chardonnay :: 2014 Mt. Harlan

A succulent bouquet of Asian pear, papaya and hazelnuts together with gala apple and citrus notes of tangerine and lime zest is quite enchanting. The palate is smooth and silky, yet taut with bright flavors of kiwi, honeysuckle, Crenshaw melon and fascinating notes of salinity and flint. This wine is beautifully balanced and lingers on the finish with soft notes of sweet cream butter and lemon curd, and will age gracefully for a long time.

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Little rainfall in 2014 led us into our third year of drought. Warm spring temperatures and brilliant sunshine through the summer made for a fantastic growing season, but yields were severely affected by the lack of rainwater. We picked the Mt. Harlan Chardonnay on three occasions from 9/15-9/22.


The grapes were hand harvested and whole cluster pressed immediately upon arrival at the winery. The juice was racked by gravity to neutral barrels following overnight settling. Barrel fermentation with indigenous yeasts was followed by a complete malolactic. Aged without racking in neutral oak and stainless steel barrels for six months, the vineyard lots were combined prior to bottling and the wine was bottled with a very light filtration.


Wine Specs

Vintage 2014
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Mt. Harlan
Alcohol % 14.3

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