Black Kite 'Gap's Crown Vineyard' Chardonnay 2015
Sonoma County – 750ml
The grapes were harvested in the early morning hours and transported immediately to the winery, where they were cold pressed and cold settled overnight before being inoculated at a low rate with select Burgundian yeast. The wine was sur lie aged, underwent malolactic fermentation in the barrel and was aged for a total of 18 months in a mix of new (50%) and one-year old French oak barrels from the Allier, Vosges, Troncais and Bertranges forests.
One of our more concentrated Chardonnays, the 2015 Gap’s Crown opens with enticing citrus, white blossom, pineapple and white peach aromatics. The lush palate broadens the primary citrus and pineapple notes with mouth ?lling hazelnut, almond paste, sweet oak and baked apple ?avors that linger on the extremely long ?nish. Still a bit shy upon release, this wine promises extraordinary expressiveness with a bit more time. Decant upon release, or hold for 3-5 years.
- Vintage 2015
- Bottle Size 750ml
- Appellation Sonoma Coast - Sonoma
- Country USA
- Region Califonria