2014 Wayfarer Chardonnay Wayfarer Vineyard

Year: 2014
Appellation: Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma County
Country: USA-California
Wine Spectator: 93
Vinous Media: 94
Wine Enthusiast: 98
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$74.95

"Showcases creamy tangerine- and nectarine-driven flavors, with lively acidity and a pithy citrus skin texture. The elements push through effortlessly, gaining depth and nuance along the way. Drink now. 800 cases made. –JL " (WS)

"The 2014 Chardonnay Wayfarer Vineyard shows just how well suited this part of the Sonoma Coast is to Chardonnay. A rich, ample wine, the 2014 boasts striking depth and overall balance. Lemon confit, white flowers, vanilla and a host of savory notes accompany the long, extended finish. This is a very polished and distinguished wine from Wayfarer." (VM)

"This is yet another stunning wine from this site, guided by the capable hands of Winemaker and Viticulturalist Bibiana González Rave, who has coaxed from it beguiling layers of complex concentration and sublime notions of tang and salt. The only white from a sea of Pinot Noir grown here, it speaks to what the extreme Sonoma Coast can bring to the variety-a celebration of lemon zest, crisp apple and brioche delicately wrapped in minerality." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Luminous gold with glimmers of pale green, the 2014 Wayfarer Chardonnay booms with aromas of Meyer lemon, apricot blossom and heirloom apple, echoed by notes of lemongrass, honeysuckle and butterscotch. Generous flavors of sun-warmed white peach and crushed almond extend long and wide on the palate with a stunning underscore of wet stone minerality. The mouthfeel offers both intricacy and wholeness, it is soft and succulent, yet focused with sublime acidity. A stunning wine to enjoy in its youth, it will age beautifully for another 10–15 years.