Reserve

2014 Chardonnay

Horse Heaven Hills

 

This complex Chardonnay has a rich bouquet of vanilla, warm apples and soft spice. Bold orchard fruit flavors are joined by intriguing nuances of toasted brioche and a creaminess on the palate, which leads to a lengthy yet refreshing finish.

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Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Total Acidity 0.54 g/100 mL
pH: 3.45
Alcohol Content: 15.0%
Barrel Aging: Aged on lees for 17 months in 100% new French oak barrels

After warmer than average 2012 and 2013 vintages, 2014 in Eastern Washington was one of the warmest seasons in decades with favorable temperature conditions extending into fall.

Overall, 2014 was a pleasant growing season; ripening was excellent for all varieties in all locations.

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