Rucksack Cellars 2014 Chardonnay R
- Sierra Foothills AVA
- Gold Wine Club Selection
- 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.