OUTCAST 2014 CHARDONNY
• Winemaking - Fermented in stainless steel and kept cool at 56-58F, then aged in Neutral French oak, while the oak added depth and complexity.Allowed to complete only 18% malolactic fermentation to preserve the fresh,vibrant acid structure and elegant aromatics.
• 13.9% alcohol
• 350 cases produced
Harvest Notes - 2014 was a vintage was one to remember.Earthquake included.An unseasonably warm and dry winter and budbreak about three weeks earlier than normal.The warmar temperatures continued thought spring bringing an early bloom. Cooler summer months with only one severe heat spike in september gave out Chardonnay grapes the time needed to develop flavors without rapidly accumulating suger.
Cooler temperatures also slowed acid loss giving this Chardonnay its bright acidity.
WHAT Does It Taste Like?
- Shows fresh green apple,ripe Bose pear,tropical melon fruit notes with hints of lemon zest on the nose.On the palate it shows beautiful, bright acidity,which is balanced by a creamy,rich texture showcasing flavors of crisp apple,mineral notes and white tropical fruits.The touch of oak gives this Chardonnay some layers on the nose and palate with traces of toasted almonds,vanilla,flint,and spice.
WHAT should I pair It with? - Crap cakes,Asian chicken salad or some good ol' mac cheese