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2013 Chasseur Durell Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Harvest Date
September 11th
Sugar
24.1 degree brix
Acid
6.6 g/L
pH
3.48
Aging
Sixteen months in 60 gallon French oak barrels: 50% new; 50% from Tonnellerie Sirugue and 50% from Francois Freres
Fermentation
100% Malolactic
Bottling Date
February 6th, 2014
Alcohol %
14.1

2013 Chasseur Durell Chardonnay

92 Points - Wine Spectator

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92 Points - Wine Spectator

"A wine of richness and finesse, with perfumed honeysuckle, fig, honeydew and spicy cedary oak, all folding together nicely, maintaining richness through a long persistent finish. Drink now. 98 cases made."

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Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
‘old Wente’ Hyde selection
Production Notes
99 Cases Produced
Winemaker Notes
This golden straw colored wine greets your nose with waves of smile-inducing crème brûlée, bananas and caramel. The wine itself is equally as pleasing with initial flavors of key lime followed by more tropical fruit mixed with some light minerality of wet stone, dried rosemary and note of honeysuckle. The mouthwatering finish is clean and refreshing, like the brine of a fresh oyster.
Vintage Notes
Another bumper crop but not quite as large as the previous. Grower anticipation had this year’s vines in perfect vine vigor/fruit balance. All phases of the growing season were strait forward and uneventful to the point of boring but boring winegrowing equates to excellent wine. Harvests in recent years are becoming more compact; this one lasted just 30 days. This would normally create overload difficulties in the winery but since Chasseur production has been decreasing significantly every grape received full attention. The resulting wines are stylistically the antithesis of the 2012’s, which were tightly wound early on and needed time to open up. The 2013’s are very forward, open, aromatic, flavorful and ready to drink.