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Chardonnay 2014

The Paring

Our chardonnay is defined by fruit richness and vibrancy on the palate. Telltale notes of tropical fruit such as pineapple and ripe citrus lead the soft and generous attack. Subtle notes of almond and clove appear as the refreshing acidity brightens the finish and keeps this chardonnay focused and precise. A pure and elegant Paring Chardonnay, it stays fresh and true to its cool climate roots.

Country:
USA
Region:
Santa Barbara County
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
White
Grape:
Chardonnay
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
90

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Aging:
1/3 neutral French oak, 1/3 New French oak, 1/3 stainless tanks
Malolactic fermentation:
1/3 went through malo
Viticulture:
Traditional
Alcohol percentage:
13.4
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
250

Reviews

  • "90 points. The 2014 Chardonnay released under The Paring label is outstanding and up there with some of the standout values in this report. Possessing a beautiful saltiness, with classy white peach, white flowers and citrus aromas and flavors, it’s medium-bodied, elegant and already hard to resist on the palate. Drink bottles over the coming couple of years." (Wine Advocate)
  • "88-90 points. The 2014 Chardonnay is a soft, open-knit wine endowed with lovely balance. Apricot, succulent peach, spice and melon meld together effortlessly. The 2014 should be fabulous when it is released." (vinous)

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