Lumen Chardonnay 2014


Lumen Chardonnay 2014

Winery Tasting Notes: Explosive lychee, honeydew and pineapple fruit up front focuses around a firm, mineral-driven backbone.   Hints of apple pie, cinnamon and citrus peel flesh out the mid-palate leading to a lingering finish accented by nutmeg and subtle oak.  Barrel fermented and aged 10 months in 10% new, 90% Neutral French and Hungarian Oak. 100% Malolactic Fermentation

Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol Level: 13.3%
Cases Produced: 540
Winemaker Name: Lane Tanner
Maturity: Drink Now – 2019
Pairings: Odoriferous cheeses, light souffle, Vichyssoise

91 Points‘Wine Enthusiast’

Fun Facts: SIP Certified Sustainably Farmed
In 2012 Will Henry and Lane Tanner ran into each other in the Santa Maria Valley, and realized that they shared a common vision: to make wines from the best cool-climate vineyards in Santa Barbara County, and to follow a regimen consistent with California’s early days of hands-on, honest winemaking. The duo asserts that the most balanced (and thus memorable) wines are made from fruit that is picked relatively early on the harvest calendar, the end result being a wine that is livelier on the palate, deeper in complexity, lower in alcohol, and more worthy of cellaring.

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