After warmer than average 2012 and 2013 vintages, 2014 in Eastern Washington was one of the warmest seasons in decades with favorable temperature conditions extending into fall. Overall, 2014 was a pleasant growing season; ripening was excellent for all varieties in all locations.
“This lighter style Chardonnay begins with bright aromas of sweet lime and pears with a touch of baking spice. Refined fruit flavors are accentuated by
ample acidity that give way to subtle hints of butter, caramel and vanilla.” - Keith Kenison, Winemaker
RECOMMENDED FOOD PAIRINGS
Roast Chicken, Lemon Pepper Salmon, Seafood Alfredo, Caesar Salad
• Fruit was sourced throughout eastern Washington State, including the Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope, Yakima Valley and other parts of
the Columbia Valley.
• After gentle pressing, the juice was cold settled for two days, then racked off solids to a combination of barrels and stainless steel tanks.
• Approximately 15% of the wine was fermented in predominantly neutral oak barrels then underwent a malolactic conversion.
• A small portion of aromatic white varieties were added to enhance floral and fruity characters in the final blend.
- Appellation: Washington State
- Blend: 90% Chardonnay, 10% other aromatic white wine varieties
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Total Acidity: 0.58 g/100 mL
- pH: 3.51
See producer detail: 14 Hands Winery