2014 Nuthouse Chardonnay
Entirely from the Lone Star Vineyard, 2014 Nuthouse Chardonnay displays the concentration and power of the Eola-Amity Hills, while still dancing along its graceful frame. Grilled peach, wild honey, suggestions of nougat and roast almonds are framed around dense, yet crystalline delicacy. Warmer than the previous vintage, and without the distraction of late September rains, the 2014 vintage has brought beautifully ripe flavors. Entirely barrel-fermented, the wine was allowed to age elegantly on full lees for 16 months in French oak, of which 40% was new. The middle palate fills the mouth with strength and texture, while finishing with long, caressing, silky vibration.