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2014 Aloysius Chardonnay

2014 Aloysius Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Vineyard Designation
La Encantada and La Rinconada
Harvest Date
September 2014
Acid
7.1
pH
3.32
Aging
10 months in new and neutral French oak
Bottling Date
July 2015
Alcohol %
12.8
Wine Enthusiast
93
93 Points Wine Enthusiast
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SKU: W_14AC

The wine is a lighter style California Chardonnay. Lightly golden hued. There are subdued aromas of chalk, vanilla and toast with hints of apples and melon. There is an impression of minerals in the mouth with abundant layers of oak, passion fruit, toast and cream. Nice crisp acidity and soft tannins make a balanced wine to match the light fruitiness and bodes well for aging. The long dry finish makes this a wine for the table and will do especially well with properly paired cuisine and/or a few years in the cellar.

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Vineyard Designation
La Encantada and La Rinconada
Harvest Date
September 2014
Acid
7.1
pH
3.32
Aging
10 months in new and neutral French oak
Bottling Date
July 2015
Alcohol %
12.8
Wine Enthusiast
93
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The wine is a lighter style California Chardonnay and is lightly golden hued. There are subdued aromas of chalk, vanilla and toast with hints of apples and melon. There is an impression of minerals in the mouth with abundant layers of oak, passion fruit, toast and cream. Nice crisp acidity and soft tannins make a balanced wine to match the light fruitiness and bodes well for aging. The long dry finish makes this a wine for the table and will do especially well with properly paired cuisine and/or a few years in the cellar.
Vineyard Notes
La Encantada and La Rinconada
Production Notes
Whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented, lees retained with some battonage. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. Aged 10 months in 54% new French oak from Quintessence and François Frères, 31% one year French oak and 15% neutral French oak barriques.
Winemaker Notes
Harvested Sep 2-9th, 2014
Food Pairing Notes
The wine is a lighter style California Chardonnay and it is not the typical overripe heavy wine that is often produced here. We feel it pairs well with dishes like Grilled Scallops, Santa Barbara Spot Prawns or local Lobster, Grilled Sea Bass or Grilled Halibut with a Lemon-Butter Sauce.
Production
147 Cases
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