2014 Harmony Chardonnay
- Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
100% Main Ranch
- August 23-September 6
- 9 months (25% new) French
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There are many layers to the excitement and joy that we feel about the 2014 vintage. To begin with, we feel lucky to have been able to harvest our grapes in a year that was marked by severe drought and a significant earthquake here in Napa just as harvest began. As though Mother Nature has a sense of irony, the part that usually keeps us humble, the weather throughout the growing season, was absolutely perfect. So, we didn’t just bring in the grapes. We brought in grapes from each block as they reached perfect ripeness and we have produced wines of truly exceptional quality.
The blend of exceptional Chardonnay clones creates a beautifully complex wine with aromas of apples, peach and melon. Rich pineapple flavors highlight a creamy and smooth entry and continue through the end. Loaded with the classic Trefethen brightness, the finish is fresh with layers of citrus and ripe tropical fruits.
92% Old Wente Hens and Chicks, 6% Clone 809 and 2% Wente Musque
This elegant Chardonnay is best with delicate but rich food such as lobster, fish and grilled, seared or roasted shellfish. Think classic Julia Child with a roast chicken or dishes that include wild mushrooms and cream.
95 POINTS (v. 2013)
“An impeccably balanced and suave wine that will impress many Chardonnay haters...Appropriately named, Harmony is just that with richness, elegance and refreshment in one package.”
Linda Murphy, Wine Review Online August 2015
92 POINTS (v. 2013) California Grapevine August 2015
4+ STARS (v. 2012)
Ronn Wiegand, Restaurant Wine
EXCEPTIONAL (v. 2009)
“An amazingly complete wine...”
Dan Berger, Vintage Experiences
92 Points (v. 2008)
“Achieving great loveliness in its rich and balanced blend… this wine has both depth and manners.”
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine