Wayfarer Vineyard Sonoma Chardonnay 2014

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Luminous gold with glimmers of pale green, the 2014 Wayfarer Chardonnay booms with aromas of Meyer lemon, apricot blossom and heirloom apple, echoed by notes of lemongrass, honeysuckle and butterscotch. Generous flavors of sun-warmed white peach and crushed almond extend long and wide on the palate with a stunning underscore of wet stone minerality. The mouthfeel offers both intricacy and wholeness, it is soft and succulent, yet focused with sublime acidity. A stunning wine to enjoy in its youth, it will age beautifully for another 10-15 years.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Brand Wayfarer Vineyard
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • we98

Wine EnthusiastThis is yet another stunning wine from this site, guided by the capable hands of Winemaker and Viticulturalist Bibiana González Rave, who has coaxed from it beguiling layers of complex concentration and sublime notions of tang and salt. The only white from a sea of Pinot Noir grown here, it speaks to what the extreme Sonoma Coast can bring to the variety-a celebration of lemon zest, crisp apple and brioche delicately wrapped in minerality.

Virginie Boone, August 1, 2016
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorShowcases creamy tangerine- and nectarine-driven flavors, with lively acidity and a pithy citrus skin texture. The elements push through effortlessly, gaining depth and nuance along the way. Drink now. 800 cases made.

James Laube, June 30, 2016
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateWayfarer's 2014 Chardonnay Wayfarer Vineyard shows loads of tangerine oil, crushed rock, great acidity and other citrus blossoms in the aromatics and flavors. It is medium to full-bodied, dry and pure. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.

Robert Parker, December 30, 2016