2014 MacPhail Gap’s Crown Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.3% alc., pH 3.52, TA 0.60, 145 cases, $45. Harvest Brix 23.9º. Release fall 2016. Clones are Dijon 76 and 96. Barrel fermented, native fermentation, 100% malolactic fermentation, lees stirring once weekly through primary fermentation. Aged 17 months on the lees in French oak barrels, 15% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Aromas of fresh-squeezed lemon and honeycomb lead to flavors of citrus, poached yellow apple, vanilla cream and caramel. Slightly creamy in texture, with integrated acidity and finish filled with caramelized apple flavor. Score: 90. Reviewed December 13, 2016

Winery: MacPhail Wines
From article: Final California Wine Reviews of 2016