Reserve Chardonnay

Reserve Chardonnay

Tasting Notes

Beautiful and golden in color, this chardonnay has persistent ripe pear and lychee flavors that are complemented by a subtle, sweet toasty oak. Very balanced acid harmonizes the thick viscosity of this ripe and decadent wine.

Winemaking Notes

Vintage: 2015

Varietal Blend: 95% Chardonnay, 5% Viognier

pH: 3.61

TA: 5.1 g/l

RS: 3.4 g/l

Alcohol: 14%

Vineyards: CVR, Sagemoor

Oak: 30% new FO, 10% New AO, Balance to 1st-3rd use mixed oak

Fining: None

Aging: 11 months

Malolactic: 80%

Yeast: Vivache, EZ ferm 44

Harvest Dates: August 28th - September 2, 2015

Bottling Date: August 15-16, 2016

Cases Produced: 2,864

Acclaim

90 points, Smart Buy

2014 Vintage

Dec 31, 2016

Wine Spectator

A supple and expressive white, this is light on its feet but packed with pear, pineapple and citrus flavors, hinting at almond and walnut as the finish lingers.

Harvey Steiman

90 Points

2013 Vintage

Oct 01, 2015

Wine Spectator

Spicy and on the lighter side, with nutmeg and caramel overtones around the pear fruit. Comes together smoothly on the finish.

Harvey Steiman

Reserve Chardonnay- 88 points

2012 Vintage

Jul 01, 2014

Wine Enthusiast

90 Points

2011 Vintage

Oct 15, 2013

Wine SpectatorHarvey Steiman

88 Points - 2011 Reserve Chardonnay

2011 Vintage

The Tasting Panel

Lush, toasty and clean with vanilla and spice; soft and creamy, long and dense.

Anthony Dias Blue

90 Points

2009 Vintage

Aug 31, 2011

Robert Parker

The 2009 Reserve Chardonnay was naturally fermented and aged in 79% new French oak. Buttered popcorn, poached pear, jasmine, and melon aromas set the stage for a ripe, plush, tasty Chardonnay that over-delivers in a big way. - Jay Miller
Dr. Jay Miller

89 Points!

2007 Vintage

Jun 15, 2009

Wine Enthusiast

"Beaucoup butter, caramel and toasted nut flavors."
Paul Gregutt

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