2014 Untended Chardonnay
Dry farmed, own rooted Anderson Valley Chardonnay
This dry farmed, low yield, old vine vineyard produces less than 1 ton of fruit per acre. The 2014 vintage was the apex of the drought, so the struggle was real for this site and the resulting wine exhibits an intensity of flavor and bright acidity that reflects the challenges posed by years of drought.
Tasting Note: Gardenia, verbena, salinity and a note of lemon curd create a lively aromatic profile. A well-played balancing act of acidity, minerality and bright fruity profiles on the palate. The lemon makes our cheeks pucker in the best ways while a tickle of baking spaces adds dimension, and a green apple profile rounds out the tasting experience.
- Appellation: Anderson Valley
- Vineyard: Blakeman
- Varietal: Chardonnay
- Clone: Wente and Davis clone 4
- Age: 41 years
- Elevation: 950 feet
- Soil: Ornbaun-Zeni and Casabonne-Wohly soils
- Yield: 1.5 tons/acre
- Harvested: September 14, 2014
- Pressed: September 14, 2014
- Fermentations: Wild yeasts & bacteria in once used & neutral French oak barrels
- Barrel aging: 10 months
- Bottled: Unfiltered on July 28, 2015
- Production: 179 cases
- Release date: March 2017
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