2014 Pamela’s Sonoma County Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sonoma County
Alcohol %
12.4

2014 Pamela’s Sonoma County Chardonnay

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$16.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: CHPANOS14B

Tasting Notes

Fermented in 100% stainless steel, our Sonoma County Un-Oaked Chardonnay is the classic everyday Chardonnay. This well-balanced wine offers bold notes of lemon curd and ripe apple with a lingering hint of honeydew melon. The fruit-forward and refreshing fl avors of this Un-Oaked Chardonnay are an excellent complement to a variety of seafood, such as oysters and sole.

Awards

  • 90 POINTS
    2017 Los Angeles International Wine Competition
  • 90 POINTS
    2017 Ultimate Wine Challenge
  • 95 POINTS / GOLD MEDAL / BEST OF CLASS REGION
    2017 California State Fair
  • 91 POINTS / GOLD MEDAL
    2016 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
  • 91 POINTS / GREAT VALUE
    2016 Ultimate Wine Challenge
  • 90 POINTS
    Catherine Fallis, MS from Planet Grape

Vintage

It was a remarkable vintage for Chardonnay. The rains in 2014 came in February, altering the driest season ever to just below normal. A mild spring caused flowering in early May, setting the growing season up to be an early one. Continued moderate weather with no heat spikes—led to intense fruit flavors, allowing us to focus on the lively acidity giving us a bounty of citrus and apple flavors. Only using stainless-steel aging, we crafted a crisp, delicious wine that is very approachable and food friendly.

Terroir

Our Pamela’s Un-Oaked Chardonnay explores the diversity of the Sonoma County winegrowing region. We source grapes from vineyards in the regions of Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Carneros, and the Russian River Valley, which encompass an array of microclimates, soil types, elevations, and terroirs. This allows our winemaking team the freedom to blend a unique and engaging Chardonnay that expresses the flavor profile that Pamela herself not only approves of - but LOVES.

Winemaking / Sourcing / Clones

These Chardonnay grapes were pressed into stainless steel fermentation tanks and fermented cold, (58-60°) to retain freshness. We source our grapes from Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Carneros, and the Russian River Valley. Clones: Primarily 04 and 14.

Harvest Dates

August 22 – September 19, 2014

Type / Size of Fermentation Vessel

100% Stainless Steel with no oak fermenters, and no secondary (malolactic) fermentation used.