Gold Medal – SavorNW Wine Awards
Gold Medal – TasteNW Oregon Wine Awards
Silver Medal – Sunset International Wine Competition
PinotFile Score: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast Score: 92 points

2014

Knudsen Vineyards    Chardonnay


$ 45.00 / Bottle

The Knudsen Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay exhibits a lovely pale straw color in the glass, possesses a light citrus, green apple and vanilla aroma, a flinty, cool mouthfeel and delivers a lingering and elegant finish. This wine has been characterized by some as presenting a flavor and drinkability profile surprisingly similar to the great wine of Chablis. We are enthusiastic about our energetic 2014 Chardonnay.

This is our second Knudsen Vineyards Chardonnay since our return to winemaking in 2012. We honor the pioneering spirit of our parents, Cal and Julia Lee Knudsen, and celebrate 45 years of viticultural innovation at Knudsen Vineyards.

GOLD MEDAL
SavorNW Wine Awards  – March, 2016

GOLD MEDAL
TasteNW Oregon Wine Awards  – May, 2016

SILVER MEDAL
Sunset International Wine Competition  – October, 2016

Wine Enthusiast Score: 92 Points

PinotFile Score: 94 Points
“Light golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Inviting aromas of white peach, lemon oil, shaved oak and floral goodness lead to a discreetly concentrated and thoroughly satisfying citrus-driven wine offering considerable complexity. Additional fruit flavors of pear and apple mix amicably with subtle oak driven notes of vanilla and spice. The lemon-infused finish is driven by a bright cut of acidity as the wine literally slides off the back of the palate. One of Oregon’s finest Chardonnays.”

Vintage: 2014
Varietal: Chardonnay
Appellation: Dundee Hills Willamette Valley
Harvest Date: September, 2014
Acid: 6.3 g/L
pH: 3.27
Aging: 12 months in barrel, 6 months in bottle
Fermentation: Full Malolactic Fermentation
Bottling Date: September, 2015
Tannin: 20% new French oak
Alcohol %: 13.5
Production: 260 cases
Produced from vines planted in 1995 in Block 9, French Dijon clones 95 and 76, and in Block 10, French Dijon clone 76. Elevation ranges from 655 – 760 ft.
This versatile food wine will be a pleasure to serve with a variety of menu options. Superb with salty soft cheese, with main courses like halibut, chicken with rosemary, sautéed sea scallops with herbed cream sauce, or with side dishes like chanterelles in garlic, butter and sea salt.