Peake Ranch Chardonnay
Sierra Madre Vineyard
This is the inaugural release of Peake Ranch Chardonnay and it is truly a fantastic beginning. This Chardonnay captures the essence of the Peake Ranch brand. Beautiful perfume on the nose combines with great flavors and fruit concentration to create a wine of overall balance. Most importantly, this is a wine made with virtues of harmony and elegance.
This limited production wine is offered by allocation only.
Santa Maria Valley
100% Sierra Madre Vineyard
September 9, 2014
Whole cluster pressed, cold settled over night, racked off of juice lees to oak barrels for fermentation, CY3079 and Montrachet yeast, aged sur lie with batonnage (stirred lees), 100% ML
100% Fench Oak, 70% New Oak, 14 barrels total
March 14, 2016. Cold stabilized and fined with bentonite, unfiltered
96 Points – 2014 Peake Ranch Sierra Madre Vineyard Chardonnay – "A rock star in the vintage, Peake Ranch’s 2014 Chardonnay Sierra Madre Vineyard (100% Chardonnay aged 14 months in 70% new French oak) gives up a fabulous array of lemon curd, charcoal, citrus blossom and brioche. Rich, gorgeously textured, balanced and just impeccably put together, with the oak covered by fruit, drink this killer white over the coming 4-5 years.” - Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate