2014 Wild Horse Cheval Sauvage Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley

2014 Wild Horse Cheval Sauvage Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our 2014 Cheval Sauvage Chardonnay offers an inviting blend of aromas, including caramel, crème brûlée, freshly baked pastry, and spice with floral and mineral notes. The flavors are a delicious balance of freshness and creaminess, with vanilla, apple, and lemon.

100% Chardonnay
Vineyard Notes
Our 2014 Cheval Sauvage Chardonnay was sourced from Rancho Real Vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley in Santa Barbara County. These vineyards are meticulously farmed on very well-drained ocean-side sand dunes. The vines are naturally regulating and produce small volumes of intensely flavorful berries.
Winemaker Notes
All of the grapes were handpicked into half-ton bins. Once at the winery, the grapes were delivered direct to press and gently squeezed to get the finest juice for our top-end Chardonnay. The juice was settled overnight. After moving the juice off solids, yeast was added. One hundred percent of this blend was barrel fermented in 100% French oak (40% new, 30% one year old, 30% neutral). After completion of primary fermentation, the barrels were topped up and stirred every other week for 10 weeks, allowing for the development of richness and mid-palate in the wine. After roughly six months of aging, our winemakers evaluate all barrel lots and select only the best individual barrels for this prestigious Cheval Sauvage blend. After 14 months of total barrel aging, the wine is ready for bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with brie and gruyère cheese, pork chops and apple compote, pumpkin risotto, and fried chicken.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Acid
6.80 g/L
pH
3.25
Aging
100% barrel fermented and aged, 40% new, 30% one year old, and 30% neutral
Alcohol %
14.5
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