Donum Estate Grown Chardonnay 2014 (Napa Valley, California) - [WE 93]

Donum Estate Grown Chardonnay 2014
(Napa Valley, California) - [WE 93]

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Notes from the Winemaker:

The 2014 Chardonnay is pale gold on color, with aromas of green apple, lemon, guava, and lime. The palate echoes the apple and lemon from the nose, with accents of Asian pear and a spicy, herbal character. Bright and fresh, there is still a sense of power, with intense, mouth-filling texture, and a streak of minerality that lingers on the finish.

Our 2014 Chardonnay was allowed to settle overnight in tank, and then fermented in all French oak barrels, with slightly over 50% in new barrels. The fermentation used native yeast and took place in the coolest part of the cellar, at about 55 degrees. This results in a slow, steady fermentation which preserves the delicate aromatics and increases texture.

FRUIT: 85% Old Wente & 15% Dijon 76 chardonnay from the Donum Estate
NEW OAK: 53% new French oak (Sirugue, Damy, Atelier, Cadus)
PH: 3.30
TA: 7.8 g/L

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Dark golden in color, this celebration of the Chinese zodiac opens with fresh-squeezed lemon and saline, a a saltiness that's inviting and imaginative. Medium in body, this is fleshy, juicy and bright, a complement of ripe apple and banana, a perfumed floral quality and spicy minerality." - Virginie Boone (7/1/2016)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Tangy lemon-lime citrus flavors are at the core of this medium-weight effort, where the flavors are fresh and lively, turning simpler and more elegant on the finish. Drink now. 80 cases made." – JL (Web Only - 2016)