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2012 Vintner Select Chardonnay

The 2012 vintage was a return to more typical weather conditions for California after three quite cool vintages.  Although slightly cooler than our historical average, in comparison to the three very cool years of 2009 – 2011, it seemed quite balmy. Warm summer weather without any heat spikes allowed our Chardonnay to ripen evenly and develop a heady bouquet of jasmine, honeysuckle, melon, green apple and citrus zest. With its typical lush and rich palate balanced by a bright and airy acidity, this is a lovely expression of our high-elevation Chardonnay.

 

Appellation: Sonoma County
Vintage: 2012
Harvest: September 2012
Fermentation: 25% New French Oak
75% Neutral French Oak
Cooperage: 25% New French Oak
75% Neutral French Oak
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 14.2%
Bottling: July 2013
Production: 334 cases
Release Date: January 2014
Price: $50.00

Reviews

  • Vinous: November 2013
    Rating: 94

    The 2012 Chardonnay Vintners Select emerges from the glass with slate, lemon oil, mint and white flowers . The aromas are bright, focused and beautifully delineated in a Chardonnay that impresses for its energy and pure class.