Donelan Nancie Chardonnay 2014

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  456772

The Donelans produce several Chardonnays. The 2014 Chardonnay Nancie sees about 20% new oak. It was aged 10 months prior to bottling and is a three-vineyard blend, two on Sonoma Mountain and one on the lower ground of the Russian River Valley. Terrific fruit intensity as well as vibrant honeysuckle, white peach and lemon blossom notes jump from the glass, and once the wine hits the palate, it is medium to full-bodied, spicy, pure, and refreshing. This is intense in flavor, but remarkably ethereal in personality. Drink it over the next 4-5 years. Drink Date: 2016-2021. Score - 94. (Robert Parker Jr.,, March 3, 2016)