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2014 Barden Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills

America/United States, California
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Winery Margerum Wine Company
Vintage 2014
Color White
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
¥9,350  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Winery Margerum Wine Company
Vintage 2014
Color White
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
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Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 750ml
Alcohol 13.1%
Product Code MGB1CH--14
UPC NONE
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Color: Gold with green and yellow hues.
Aroma: Very aromatically complex with sweet slightly tropical fruits with layers of sweet butter, toast and cream.
Palate: A balanced approach between fruit and minerality. There is an earthiness balanced with white pear, bready texture and a high-toned nerviness. Rich and expansive with good acidity and a long finish.

 

Production

Vintage Notes

Harvest 2014 was our earliest in history. We commenced harvest on August 8th. Quality was extraordinary with small berries, ripeness without a lot of sugar and focused varietal flavors. It was clear early on that this would be a fantastic vintage. The average temperatures in 2014 were lower than 2013. We had no weather issues. The season was so consistent we were able to pick without heat spikes or cold spells causing panic or interrupting the harvest. Overall, the wines have balanced acidity, low alcohols, precious tannins and they are concentrated and intense.

Harvest Dates: September 1-2, 2014

 

Viticulture

Vineyard Region: Sta. Rita Hills – La Encantada Vineyard clone 76 (44%), La Rinconada Vineyard clone 76 & 96 (56%)

Vinification

Winemaking: Picked for opulent flavors, barrel fermented in 55-degree winery, full malolactic fermentation and battonaged for 4 months.


Maturation: Aged 10 months sur lie in 60% new French oak barriques from Quintessence and François Frères, 40% neutral French oak barriques and 265 liter two year old cigar barrels from Ermitage.


Wine Analysis: Alcohol 13.1%, pH 3.25, and TA 7.1 g/L.