2014 Arroyo Seco Chardonnay
Our perennial best-selling white wine! Buttery, tropical, delicious.
Lot 496 is extremely pure with gripping aromas of grapefruit, lime oil and powdered stone. Citrus and floral fruit notes intertwine with honey, ripe pear and hazlenut elements on the palate.
Style: Light, Fruity
Flavors: Butterscotch, Honey, Vanilla
This is the 5th year of our most popular Arroyo Seco Chardonnay program, and with this vintage I sought to go back to a deeper, richer, more tropical style; something that's more in line with the fantastic 2009 vintage. 2014 was another winner of a harvest (our third in a row, but I’ll not venture to curse ‘15) with near perfect ripening conditions, replete with warming and cooling trends that allowed for extended hang-times and a relaxed, pick-it-when-its-perfect crush scenario. 60% of the fruit was barrel fermented in new American oak, the remainder in stainless steel.