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2014 Chamboule Y.T.E. Chardonnay

ITEM 8240948 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
6 $30
Item Sold Amount Date
I8302095 2 $25 Jul 3, 2022
I8279498 2 $25 Jun 19, 2022
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RATINGS

94+ The Wine Advocate

Reveals an oxidative style, which really works for this wine, with plenty of brioche, ginger and baker's yeast notes over a core of baked peaches, pineapple pasty and praline...the palate has a very elegant silkiness

91-93Vinous / IWC

Rich, nuanced and beautifully textured throughout. Hazelnut, dried pear, spice, honey orchard fruit and sweet floral notes flesh out in a layered, deep Chardonnay endowed with real character and class.

PRODUCER

Chamboule

Chamboulé, in Forestville, was started in 2011 by vigneron Francois Morissette and winemaker Matt Taylor. The men met while hiking on a beach in northern California, and quickly realized that they both shared a background in winemaking and international travel. Both trained by working at wineries around the world. Taylor has worked for wine producers in Burgundy, Argentina, Spain and New Zealand. Morissette worked in Burgundy before starting his own wine brand in Ontario, Canada. Since 2011 the partners have acquired three estate sites in Northern California, two in the Sonoma Coast appellation and one on Mt. Veeder in Napa Valley. Their debut vintage is the 2014 Acronym Series, which includes a Chardonnay, a Cabernet Franc and a Pinot Noir.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.