Pont Neuf Pont Marie 2014
The "Pont Marie" Chardonnay is Douglas indulging me by letting me choose my own cuvee of two barrels from the Lancel Creek Vineyard and making it my namesake. What struck us about the wine was it's minerality and finesse. Textural, intricate and subtle but not shy in flavor and extremely fragrant. The élevage is identical to the other wines. The barrels differed slightly in that they were very long slow toast, a method preferred by one of our favorite coopers
|Appellation||Russian River Valley|
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Chardonnay Pont Marie opens with beautiful peach blossoms, apricot and crème brulee scents with hints of lemon peel, crushed stones, cedar and acacia honey. Medium to full-bodied with great opulence of spicy fruit and a decadent creaminess to the texture, this Chardonnay delivers impressive layers of flavors, finishing long with honey-nut suggestions.