Oberon Los Carneros Chardonnay

89 points

"Excellent purity, density and richness"
- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

2014 Chardonnay, Los Carneros

Our Oberon Chardonnay grapes are sourced from vineyards located within the sub-appellation of Los Carneros. Our 2014 Los Carneros Chardonnay showcases balanced fruit, lingering acidity and rich flavors and aromas of caramelized white pear, fresh Fuji and Golden Delicious apple, apple blossoms and torched crème bruleé.

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Despite the lack of rain during the spring, the region had an excellent growing season and harvest provided an abundance of quality grapes. From spring bud break, through flowering, fruit set, and ripening, conditions were ideal. A consistent stretch of warm summer weather, with a few large heat spikes and plenty of cool and foggy nights, ripened grapes to perfection. Our Chardonnay grapes were harvested on October 2, 2014.

Our Oberon Chardonnay grapes are sourced from vineyards located within the sub-appellation of Los Carneros. Highly influenced by the San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay, Los Carneros provides the perfect combination of summer fog, warm days, cool nights and a long growing season which make it an ideal location for growing our Chardonnay grapes.

Thanks to a wonderful growing season which provided perfectly ripened grapes, Tony Coltrin was able to make an expressive, approachable and fruit forward Chardonnay. Having undergone malolactic fermentation and spending just 9 months sur lie aging in 45% new French oak barrels, our 2014 Los Carneros Chardonnay showcases balanced fruit, lingering acidity and rich flavors and aromas of caramelized white pear, fresh Fuji and Golden Delicious apple, apple blossoms and torched crème bruleé.

Oberon Los Carneros Chardonnay