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2014 Starmont Chardonnay, Carneros

2014 Starmont Chardonnay, Carneros
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Carneros
pH
3.47
Aging
18 Months, 25% New French oak
Alcohol %
14.5
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SKU: 14STCHCARN75012

Winemaking

The fruit was handpicked, as well as state-of-the-art machine harvested, then carefully sorted and whole-cluster pressed to preserve freshness. Traditional methods are used to add richness and complexity—aging sur lies for 18 months in 25% new oak to add richness; partial malolactic to balance the wine’s acidity—while aiming to retain the focus on the unique Chardonnay fruit expression of Carneros—bright citrus and apple, along with subtle tropical fruit notes. Modest use of predominantly French oak helps to enhance the wine’s expression of region, while not playing too dominant a role in the overall wine. Combination of traditional barrel fermentation (52% of the blend) and stainless steel tank fermentation (48% of the blend). This wine will gain complexity for three years from vintage.

Tasting Notes

The 2014 is pale gold in color, with aromas of ripe apples, citrus, Asian pear, butterscotch and vanilla bean with fresh mineral notes. The wine’s soft entry leads to a mid-palate with medium body and acidity and plenty of volume. Flavors of apple and pear, along with citrus notes and subtle oak lead to a refreshing, medium length finish.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Carneros
pH
3.47
Aging
18 Months, 25% New French oak
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Production Notes
100% Chardonnay