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2014 Mail Road Chardonnay Mt Carmel Vineyard Santa Rita HillsChardonnay from United States

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The 2014 Chardonnay Mt. Carmel Vineyard opens with intense aromatics with Sauvignon-leaning nuances. Bright, tense and pulsating with pure energy, the 2014 is a wine of conside...

  • 95 Decanter
  • 93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
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High elevation and limestone soils mark Mt Carmel Vineyard out. The vines are dry-farmed and the result is wonderful: ripe fruit only just peeks though on the nose, an aromatic notion of ripe yellow apple with lemon brightness, surrounded by echoes of smoky hazelnut. The palate resprises this theme, and everything is still taut and dew-fresh, it seems. This is precise, concentrated and elegant; its considerable force is brought into enviable poise. Drinking Window 2018 - 2035

93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"Mail Road's 2014 Chardonnay Mt. Carmel Vineyard has also turned out beautifully. Nuanced, layered and deep, but never heavy, the 2014 is wonderfully translucent and expressive. Based on how the 2014 tasted from barrel, I expected the wine to be a bit more intense. Instead, the 2014 has turned out to be more airy and weightless in style. Nevertheless, the wine is quite pretty. Bright, saline notes add to the wine's considerable appeal. "

Product Description:

The 2014 Chardonnay Mt. Carmel Vineyard opens with intense aromatics with Sauvignon-leaning nuances. Bright, tense and pulsating with pure energy, the 2014 is a wine of considerable potential. Scents of orchard fruit and white flowers add further complexity, but above all else, the 2014 is a wine to look forward to for overall precision.

Product Detail

Item # 103388
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Santa Barbara
Ratings

95 - Decanter

93 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Vintage 2014
Color Red
ABV 13.8%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla