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2014 DuPratt Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Anderson Valley
Alcohol %
13.33

2014 DuPratt Chardonnay

The DuPratt vineyard is a shining example of old vine Chardonnay in Anderson Valley.  Teeming with compelling minerality, this site-driven Chardonnay is intoxicatingly aromatic; fresh lemon verbena, quince paste and orchard blossoms. Powerful and precise, the solid backbone and lively acidity lead to flavors of crisp green apple, grapefruit and fresh herbs.  Higher elevation and pronounced coastal influences have yielded this lean and vibrant Chardonnay a complex body and potential for long aging. 

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$48.00
/ 750 ML
SKU: 14DPTCH75

VINEYARD NOTES:
The small, five acre DuPratt vineyard sits on a ridge in Anderson Valley at an elevation of 1,550 feet, a few short miles from the charming seaside town of Elk. Planted in 1983 in upland timber sandstone soils, the fruit from this site distinctively reflects its mountainous locale, yielding wines with notable acidity and an appealing, rigid structure.

VINTAGE NOTES:
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.