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2014 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay

2014 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay

92 Points - Wine Spectator
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Delicate aromas of lemon, peach and cream with a hint of caramel from the oak. Full and balanced palate with lemon oil, yellow peach, tangerine and toasted almonds.Rich and elegant texture carries to a long, pleasurable finish.

Ratings
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast. 92 Points - Wine Spectator. "Strikes a balance between rich, spicy oak and an intense core of fruit, echoing pear, apple and melon flavors. Maintains equilibrium, ending with creamy, vanilla-scented oak notes. Drink now. 15,909 cases made".—J.L.
Awards
Gold Medal Hilton Head Food & Wine Festival, March 2017; Gold Medal Winner, Sunset International Wine Competition, June 2017
Winemaker Notes
2014 was a prime year, giving us wines of both finesse and concentration. We brought in a bountiful crop of very tasty fruit. Our 2014 Estate Chardonnay displays delicate aromas of lemon, peach and cream with a hint of caramel from the oak influence. The palate is full and balanced with flavors of lemon oil, yellow peach, tangerine and toasted almonds. Its rich and elegant texture carries the wine to a long, pleasurable finish.
Food Pairing Notes
This rich and elegant Chardonnay can be enjoyed with your favorite holiday appetizers.
Other Notes
100% Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Harvest Date
September 11-20, 2014
Sugar
23.8° Avg Brix at harvest
Acid
5.6 g/L
pH
3.59
Aging
11 months 100% French oak, 36% new
Fermentation
100% native yeast fermentation in barrel; 100% malolactic fermentation with bi-weekly bâtonnage
Bottling Date
Bottled unfiltered in January 2016
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Spectator
92
Wine Enthusiast
90
Production Notes
The Chalk Hill 2014 Estate Chardonnay captures the vibrant, complex and classic character of our estate-grown grapes. We are dedicated to making exceptional Chardonnay, and no detail is overlooked. In the vineyard, focused planting of the ideal clone on each vineyard block, managing yields for optimum ripeness and balance, and the work of a dedicated crew are among the keys to our success. Chardonnay is a winemaker’s grape, molded into its most interesting self by native yeast fermentation and aging in carefully chosen French oak barrels and frequent lees stirring. It is a labor-intensive wine, but the rewards are most certainly worth the hard work and attention.