SOLD OUTRucksack Cellars 2014 Chardonnay

Featured in our Gold Wine of the Month Club

Sierra Foothills AVA
El Dorado County, Sierra Foothills AVA
99% Chardonnay, 1% Muscat
Cases Produced
Enjoy Until
Pairs With
Crab or Scallops with a garlic-butter sauce

The fruit for Rucksack’s 2014 Chardonnay comes from a Sierra Foothills vineyard perched at nearly 3,000 feet in elevation. The vines were planted here in 1973 and thrive in the rich yet acidic soils and cool climate of the Sierra Foothills’ El Dorado sub-appellation. Characteristically, Sierra Foothills Chardonnays show varietal intensity and elegance with plenty of minerality that is unique to the region.

Rucksack Cellars’ 2014 Chardonnay is golden in color with aromas of tree-ripened Bartlett pear, honeydew melon and shaved lemon rind with hints of tropical fruit. The palate is rich and tantalizing with flavors of apple, pear, and citrus, an enveloping mouthfeel, and the just the right amount of brightness for balance. The finish shows the signature minerality of the El Dorado region of the Sierra Foothills.

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