2014 'Oak Street Vineyard' Chardonnay
Nesting Place: Oak Street Vineyard
Hatched of Oak Street Vineyard on the Golden Mile Bench. This prestigious & small block of Chardonnay benefits from a dynamic site specific microclimate, defined by: positioning on the Western slope (South-East facing aspect), rich clay & mineral deposits from erosion on the nearby Mountain range. The site basks mostly in early morning sun & benefits from more intensive diurnal swings towards cooler temperatures in the evenings. Aptly named "Oak Street" being that we strive for more classic, weight driven expressions of Chardonnay defined by Oak. This vineyard is organically conducive to optimal balance, harmony & acid retention.
The Wine & Moment in Time:
A re-release "From the Nest Vault", the 1st vintage released from the vineyard by name. 2014 was a remarkable vintage, defined by an early spring, extended length of season & consistently high temperatures. '14 was also a vintage unmarked by any real issues or plagues at the hands of Mother Nature. The vintage bred magic & ripeness while the vineyard site yields micro-climate driven balance. Built for longevity, durability & evolution since its original release. Oak Street is highly aromatic in nature of aromatics/fruit character, bound with a stunning backbone of acidity.
Barrel Fermented & Aged for 14 months in a selection of entirely new French Oak puncheons. The Oak amplifies weight & texture whilst bringing forth characteristics of Caramel, Cinnamon, Clove. Since release everything about this has grown infinitely more gorgeous.
Well now, we've already gone & exercised some patience on your behalf here BUT based on the wonder currently...continue to revel in this through 2025.