2014 chardonnay pratt vineyard
Hazy golden-yellow in color, aromas of tangerine oil, Meyer lemon bloosom, green apple skin, and yeasted dough that are highlighted by an underlying flinty, smoky component. Rich flavors of ripe Gravenstein apples, lemon curd tartlet, and roasted hazel nuts coalesce on a lingering, minerality marked finish.
Drinking exceptionally well now, but expect this wine to drastically improve with aging. Designed to age this wine should provide 5-8 years of extraordinary drinking experiences.
97 Points - Prince of Pinot, PinotFile:
"Moderate golden yellow with the slightest green caste and the slightest haze in the glass. Strong and persistent aromas of lemon-lime, orchard fruits, buttery brioche and wet stone. Luscious flavors of lemon, pineapple, apple, pear and spice merge in a wondrous melange of pleasure. The wine also sports welcome viscosity, impeccable balance, submissive oak, and a flat-out great finish infused with layers of fruit goodness. This wine is all about California sunshine and the Pratt Vineyard that is fast becoming one of California’s treasured Chardonnay sites. Lovers of lean, hi-acid, mineral-driven Chardonnay should stay away ( leaving more for me). I just had to buy this wine for my cellar."
97 Points - North Coast Wine Challenge
Top 100 Wines of 2017 - Sunset Magazine
Top 100 wines of 2017 - Sonoma Magazine
"The 2014 Chardonnay Pratt Vineyard offers white grapefruit, lemon curd and white peach notes with hints of crushed stones, coriander seed and baking bread. Medium-bodied with a lovely satiny texture, the palate has wonderful energy and expression, finishing long and savory." 93 Points - RobertParker.com
Vineyard Source: Pratt
Clone: Chardonnay Clones 17 (Robert Young) and 28 (Mt. Eden)
Harvest Date: August 30, 2014
Harvest Brix: 23.3˚Brix
Barrel Aged: 16 months
Barrel Breakdown: 100% French Oak, 33% new and 67% four years old
Bottling Date: January 26, 2016
Production: 52 cases