2014 Tous Ensemble Chardonnay
Our 2014 vintage was fermented in a combination of stainless steel and neutral oak barrels. True to previous vintages, the wine is vivacious and elegant, combining crisp green apple and yellow citrus. Vibrant aromas of honeysuckle, jasmine and fresh lemon curd introduce a lively palate of fresh orchard, crushed stone and lemon zest.
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.