Chardonnay, 2014. Caricature

Chardonnay, 2014. Caricature

Item #: V1216W2DC
Vintage: 2014
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vineyard/Appellation: Lodi, California
Color: Pale to straw
Nose: Apple, pear
Palate: Lovely spice, apple
Finish: Lingering vanilla
Rating: 94
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2019/Shellfish, seafood/Alcohol: 13.9%

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Caricature is crafted by our friends at LangeTwins winery in Lodi, California. The operation is run by twins Randall and Brad Lange whose roots go back five generations when Johann and Maria Lange settled here in the 1870s. From watermelons to seasonal crops to grapes, the Lange Family worked the land and respected it as well.

Today, LangeTwins is a sustainable winemaking enterprise, certified as a member of the Lodi Rules Commission. Lodi Rules lays down very specific standards of sustainable grape growing that their membersmust follow in order to be certified. It is an effort towards preserving the environment for a thriving agricultural area.

The work that goes into this kind of sustainability is prominent in our selection. Chardonnay is the most popular white grape in the world. It can grow in most climates from warm to cool and almost anywherein between. Most Chardonnays see some oak - and a few see too much. Our Caricature balances their oak compliment with just the right amount of fruit and soil flavors to present a spectacular execution.

The nose begins the journey with tropical and vanilla notes with hints of baked apple. The palate continues the experience adding a creamy texture and lasting finish. Judicious use of both French and American oak brings out the nuance and excitement of great Chardonnay. Welike what these guys do with this grape as Lodi is considered a warm climate, but their offering, while boasting firm weight on the palate, also has superb acidity to match. A great creation!