Dierberg 2014 Chardonnay

Santa Maria Valley AVA
93 Points — Antonio Galloni's Vinous
93 Points — Terroirist.com
Dierberg Vineyard - Santa Maria Valley AVA
14 months in oak

Crafted exclusively with Chardonnay fruit from the Dierberg Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley, the Dierberg 2014 Chardonnay is a bright, focused wine - a classic Santa Maria Chardonnay built on energy and tension. The Dierberg Vineyard Chardonnay has consistently offered, and almost paradoxically so, both tropical and citrus notes. This 2014 vintage emphasizes the vineyard’s lemon, lime, and fennel characters more so than previous vintages, but it also expresses the classic California Chardonnay characters with lychee and a general rich, ripe fruit. Its focused, tight texture makes it an age-worthy wine that will continue to beautifully develop in the cellar.

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