2014 chardonnay chenoweth vineyard
A Light green-tinged yellow color introduces yeasty, creamy aromas that mingle with orange blossom, nectarines and apricots. Flavors of dried apricot, baked pear, and Meyer lemon curd mingle with roasted nuts and coalesce with a persistent, mineral streaked finish. So fun to drink now, but expect this wine to drastically improve with another 6 to 12 months of cellaring. Designed to age this wine should provide 5-8 years of extraordinary drinking experiences.
The 2014 La Pitchoune Chardonnay from Chenoweth Vineyard was crowned the best premium Chardonnay ($45+) at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, being named "Best of Class".
"The 2014 Chardonnay Chenoweth Vineyard leaps from the glass with pronounced pineapple, guava and honeyed peach notes plus hints of brioche, ginger and orange blossoms. Medium to full-bodied, it packs in the tropical and savory favors with a lovely creaminess to the texture and a long, harmonious finish." 94 Points. RobertParker.com
Only 48 cases made.
Vineyard Source: Chenoweth
Clone: Selection of Wente-Hyde
Harvest Date: August 28, 2014
Harvest Brix: 23.6 ˚Brix
Barrel Aged: 15 months
Barrel Breakdown: 100% French Oak, 50% new and 50% four years old
Bottling Date: January 26, 2016
Production: 48 cases