2014 Small Lot Eric's Chardonnay
This unoaked Chardonnay is a favored style of Fourth Generation Winegrower, Eric Wente. It is clear and bright with medium intensity exhibiting aromas of lemon zest, green apple, pear, pineapple, and nectarine alongside citrus blossom. An excellent balance between fruit and acidity make this wine refreshing and food friendly.
Our small lot wine is harvested from carefully selected blocks that are estate grown and sustainably farmed. With an east-west valley orientation, the site gets warm days and cool nights that are influenced by fog and breezes from the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean. The grapes are handpicked and sorted at harvest time in order to ensure premium quality.
Primary fermentation was completed in stainless steel tank.
The wine was aged for 4 months in stainless steel tank.
- 92 points, Editor's Choice, Wine Enthusiast, December 2015