Nose

It opens with a fresh, floral nose with a touch of bright citrus. This Chardonnay has a beautiful minerality balanced with tangy citrus notes and a touch of vanilla.

Palate

With a crisp mouthfeel, this wine displays a nicely balanced acidity and culminates with a smooth finish that makes it the perfect pairing with a variety of dishes.

Growing Conditions

The 2014 vintage across California was one of the earliest harvested vintages in years. A warm spring lead to early bud break and created the perfect environment for flowering and fruit set. Moderate temperatures, with only minimal rain in September, allowed for even ripening and optimal fruit maturation.

Winemaking

Our 2014 R Collection Chardonnay is an exquisitely balanced and crisp Chardonnay primarily fermented in stainless steel tanks, providing a nice alternative to the heavier oaked Chardonnays.

Food Pairing

Try it with grilled shellfish or spicy Thai cuisine.