Winemaker's tasting Note
Elegant, balanced and restrained, our 2014 Heirloom Chardonnay exhibits aromas of Meyer lemon, golden apple, and toasted almonds. The fruit remains persistent throughout and is powerful in its freshness Lees stirring during maturation in barrel produced a wonderful beeswax texture on the palate. Upon release, this wine is just beginning to give off its breadth of flavors.
About the Vintage
Despite drought conditions, the 2014 vintage proved to be ideal, with excellent quality reminiscent of 2012. The winter was one of the driest on record in California, but substantial rains in early spring were timely and set up the vines for a strong start. Summer temperatures were milder than expected with no extremes, and after early bud break and veraison, harvest was unusually early in 2014.