The Hedonistic Taster | Schug Winery 2014 Carneros Chardonnay

The Hedonistic Taster | Schug Winery 2014 Carneros Chardonnay

The Hedonistic Taster |  № 11

Schug Winery

by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML

Tastevin
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“Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer

Welcome to The Hedonistic Taster, a binNotes | redThread™ trade sampling of artisan wines.

The title derives from the term ‘hedonistic tasting,’ coined by legendary Burgundian vigneron Henri Jayer.

The Hedonistic Taster allows me the opportunity to introduce you to some gorgeous pours through this intimate tasting format.

Santé!

Today’s Tasting:

Schug Winery | 2014 Carneros Chardonnay

Schug Winery Chardonnay 2014

More samples from my recent visit to Schug Winery in Sonoma, CA.

Enjoy my exclusive interview with Schug Winery’s Axel Schug and wine maker Michael Cox here.

Wine: Schug Winery Carneros Chardonnay

Vintage: 2014

Alcohol: 13.9%

Suggested Retail: $30

Specs:

Vineyards: 60% Schug Estate 12% Wildcat Mountain; 10% Sangiacomo Tallgrass; 9% Leveroni, 8% Ricci, 1% Iund.

Appellations: 91% Carneros, 9% Sonoma Valley

Harvest Dates: September 4th- October 1, 2014

Sugar at Harvest: 24.2 degrees Brix average.

Fermentation: 100% barrel fermented.

Aging Cooperage:  Aged sur-lie for eight (8) months in 21% new medium toast  French Allier oak barrels.

Release Date: February 1, 2016

TASTING NOTES:

Robe: Pale straw robe.

Nose:  Apple, citrus, mallow nose.

Palate: Butterscotch, citrus, vanilla bouche; light, bright body.

Suggested Pairings: A go-to wine that brightens any dinner party with its unbearable lightness of being.

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Enjoy my exclusive interview with Schug Winery’s Axel Schug and wine maker Michael Cox  here.

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