2014 Unrestricted Barrel Reserve Chardonnay


Tasting Notes:

Aged in the sur lees style, meaning "on the lees", is an old world method where the spent yeast at the bottom of the tank is stirred back into the wine periodically. This helps add mouth feel and body to the wine and contributes earthy aromas. After spending 10 months in brand new Russian oak barrels, this slightly acidic Chardonnay was ready to blend. Apricot, lemons, and petrichor jump out of the glass, while a full body and rich oakiness coat the tongue. This wine is served at room temperature to maintain its natural aromatic profile.

Wine Specifications

Appellation: Lake Michigan Shore

Wine Type: Varietal

Varietal/Blend: 100% Chardonnay

Alcohol by Volume: 13.9%

Residual Sugar: 0%

Case Production: 95

Awards: 85 Points World Wine Championship, 84 Points Wine Enthusiast