2014 Mindego Ridge Chardonnay

Year: 2014
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains
Country: USA- California
Vinous Media: 94
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.8%
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"The 2014 Chardonnay is one of the most distinctive wines being made in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Graphite, smoke, peach, mint and honey give the 2014 much of its exotic flair. Dramatic in both its flavors and phenolic intensity, the 2014 is absolutely gorgeous. The aromatics are slightly reductive, so I would give the 2014 a good bit of air. There is no question the 2014, is a stunning wine, although it shows the more extroverted, flamboyant side of what is possible in the Santa Cruz Mountains." (VM)

Winery Notes:
100% estate grown Chardonnay from our 1.3 acre home vineyard, 8 miles from the Pacific in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Whole-cluster pressed directly into 15% new, 70% neutral French oak and 15% stainless steel, aged sur lie for 11 months. On the nose, gravenstein apple, pear and toasted almond show through to the palate. Medium acidity and light minerality is balanced with well integrated oak and a broad finish. 13.8% Alcohol. 295 cases produced.