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2014 Chalk Hill Chardonnay, Wright Creek, Chalk Hill AVA

2014 Chalk Hill Chardonnay, Wright Creek, Chalk Hill AVA

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
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SKU: 008030
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Aromas of lemon, cloves, vanilla and a subtle minerality. The palate is full and rich with a balanced acidity and inviting flavors of lemon cream, tangerine, wet stone and vanilla.

Ratings
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast. "From an estate vineyard planted partially to the Robert Young clone, this full-bodied wine opens with doughy biscuit and oak aromas, building towards richer notes of apple and honey. Dark in color despite its youth, it shows high-toned stony notes of minerality on the palate". - VB ; 91 Points - Wine Spectator. "Both rich and graceful, centered on a deep core of peach, apricot and nectarine flavors, with lively acidity keeping the flavors dancing, a butterscotch note lingering. Drink now. 298 cases made." -JL
Winemaker Notes
For our 2014 Wright Creek Chardonnay, the characteristics are aromas of lemon, cloves, vanilla and a subtle minerality. The palate is full and rich with a balanced acidity and inviting flavors of lemon cream, tangerine, wet stone and vanilla.
Other Notes
100% Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Harvest Date
September 17-18, 2014
Sugar
25.1° Avg Brix at harvest
Acid
5.4 g/L
pH
3.53
Aging
15 months 100% French oak, 77% new
Fermentation
100% native yeast fermentation in barrel; 100% malolactic fermentation with bi-weekly bâtonnage
Bottling Date
January 21, 2016
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Spectator
91
Wine Enthusiast
92
Production Notes
CHALK HILL ESTATE has a long history experimenting with Chardonnay, both in the vineyard and the winery. One of the great things about an estate is the ability to take the time to do things carefully and thoughtfully. Each Chardonnay block here is planted with the ideal clone and rootstock, the result of years of learning what works best where. This Chardonnay is composed of clone 15 and 17 grown in our Wright Creek Estate Vineyard. Clone 15 originated in Prosser, Washington and clone 17, or the “Robert Young” clone, originally came from the Wente Vineyard in the 1960’s. Each Chardonnay barrel is unique, from variations in the barrels themselves to the particular native yeast population that ferments the juice in that barrel. When blending our club Chardonnays, we choose the specific barrels that best show off the characteristics of that vineyard.