Original
26 Ratings
Excelsior Chardonnay

Wine Details

Vineyard

Excelsior

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(2014 Vintage) Grapes are harvested by hand for greater quality control. The wines are immediately destemmed and cooled. Skin contact was maintained for 4 hours, and then the grapes were carefully pressed in order to avoid bitter phenols. The wine was then cold fermented for 15 days at temperatures between 12 and 15⁰ Celsius. Lees contact was maintained for 3 months in order to give greater fullness to the final wine. 25% of the wine was fermented in new French oak.

  • User Avatar

    Nice Chardonnay well blended with hints of vanilla with subtle oak flavors. Hint of lemon grass?

    over 4 years
  • User Avatar

    strong but drinkable

    about 6 years
Expert Reviews
Read all 3 expert reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (2014 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/2015
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2006 Vintage)
  • Wine Buyer
    (2007 Vintage) Elegant and approachable, this Chardonnay has appealing lemon and lime flavors, with hints of vanilla. Delicate peach nuances linger on the crisp, dry finish.