Carpe Diem Chardonnay 2013 (Anderson Valley, California) - [WE 90]

Carpe Diem Chardonnay 2013
(Anderson Valley, California) - [WE 90]

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The 2013 Carpe Diem is ripe with aromas and very fruity, but with limited oak expressions. Acidity levels show off the Anderson Valley climate.

Serving: This Chardonnay will go well with baked halibut and a lightly dressed spinach and cherry tomato orzo.

Burgundian winemaking style in Northern California. Clonal Selection: 76 and 96. Yeast Strains: DV10, spontaneous. Cooperage: Damy, Francois Freres, Rousseau. Barrel Regime: 15% new, 15% one year and 70% older French oak. ML: 100%.

Technical Information

Appellation: Anderson Valley, California
Varietal(s): 100% Chardonnay
Aging: nine months in barrels and tanks, sur lies
Wine Alcohol: 12.96%
Acidity: 5.46
pH Level: 3.42
Fermentation: 74% barrel fermented and 26% tank fermented
New Oak: (French) 25%

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Wine Enthusist Magazine:
"Unusually dry and crisp, this gives up tangy green apple, kiwi and lemon flavors backed by electric acidity, rather light body and a touch of enervating astringency that's unusual in a white wine. Fresh oysters, please." - Jim Gordon (2/1/2015)