2014 Les Voisins Chardonnay
Our first release of Les Voisins Chardonnay is an enticing blend from our neighboring vineyards in Anderson Valley. Three cool-climate vineyards were selected for this Chardonnay, which displays the beauty of the vintage. The flavors of yellow apple, tangerine and lightly toasted oak lead to a slight creaminess on the palate. Lean lemon custard, jasmine and crushed stone unravel in the glass leading to a dynamic finish.
Our Les Voisins Chardonnay is sourced from three vineyards that are familiar to fans of Anderson Valley wines. Select barrels from the DuPratt, Ferrington, and Hein vineyards come together in this delicious example of Anderson Valley Chardonnay.
The 2014 vintage started dry but abundant February rain came just in time to break the winter drought. Warm spring temperatures encouraged an early bud break that kept vineyard development ahead of schedule through the entire season. Our harvest was condensed beginning September 3rd and concluding on September 24th. For the first time, our Pinot Noir and Syrah harvest overlapped. Abundant sunshine and cool evenings created near ideal conditions for ripe and balanced wines with yields falling in the normal range.