2014 Ram’s Gate Ram’s Gate Estate Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay

14.6% alc., pH 3.60, TA 0.60, 227 cases, $76. 4.2-acres of hillside vines planted on the Ram’s Gate Estate Faultline Vineyard. A blend of five clones. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 33% new. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. This wine’s nose speaks more of salinity and lees with only a hint of lemon curd and oak aromas. Slightly creamy on the palate, with flavors of lemon, apple and pastry cream, in a sleek, fresh and understated style that has exemplary balance and only a bit of oak in the background. Score: 91. Reviewed October 19, 2016

Winery: Ram's Gate Winery
From article: Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay