2013 GAMBLE RANCH CHARDONNAY
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Gamble Ranch produces grapes that can stand up to the style of Chardonnay we
love: big, bold and gutsy, but never out of balance. We give the juice a gradual month-long fermentation in barrel, and then allow the wine to go through 100% malolactic fermentation. During aging, we stir lees weekly to integrate the oak and give the wine extra creamy richness.
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Harvest: September 18, 2013
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
TA 5.3gm/L pH 3.68
Robert Parker Jr., WINE ADVOCATE
"Another rich, honeyed style of wine fermented and aged in 100% new French oak is the 2013 Chardonnay Gamble Ranch. This has a light gold, greenish-hued color and plenty of white peach, honeysuckle and toasty oak. Medium to full-bodied, with outstanding purity, richness and length, it should keep nicely for 3-4 years."
James Laube, WINE SPECTATOR
A kiss of smoky, creamy vanilla bolsters this elegantly styled, moderately rich effort. Shows off citrus, green apple and pear flavors, ending with a smoky aftertaste of roasted marshmallow. Drink now. 1,138 cases made.