2014 was an excellent vintage for Sonoma winemaking, the third consecutive such vintage, following the stunning successes of both 2012 and 2013. Despite a regional drought, significant rains in February and March gave the vineyards a healthy soaking, and set up the vines for early budbreak. A mild spring and “perfect” summer temperatures brought grapes to optimum ripeness before an early harvest. The resulting wines show intense aromatics and complex fruit character.
The 2014 Amici Cellars Chardonnay Sonoma Coast is a classic Chardonnay with aromatic complexity and a fine balance of richness with delicate acidity. Combining the round, full flavors of perfectly ripened fruit with the structure and bright acidity of coastal vineyards, it showcases the best in Sonoma Coast winemaking.
Beautifully balanced aromas of vanilla bean and toasty oak are underlaid with notes of tropical fruit, fresh ripe apple and melon. On the palate, initial flavors of lemon-lime zest lead to rich, full-bodied flavors of ripe apple, hints of toasty pie spice and a clean, crisp finish.
100% barrel aged in 40% new French oak barrels