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Bottle Price $34.99
Year 2014
Size 750ML
Color White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country United States

Product Code: 3104033

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RATINGS: 93pts Wine Advocate; 91pts Wine Spectator; 93pts Galloni

Growing up just outside of Sacramento, California, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Charles Smith began craving worldly travel at a young age due to his Welsh mother and French father. As soon as he had the chance, Charles decided to move to Denmark (for a "hot piece of a** i.e. a lady friend he met in the states). While in Scandinavia, Charles spent the next nine years managing rock bands and concert tours throughout Europe, including the famed Danish duo, The Ravonettes. Wining and dining while on the road became a catalyst for his passion of wine, which ultimately triggered the career he has today. In 1999, he moved back to the United States, specifically to the Pacific Northwest, opening a wine shop on Bainbridge Island, just across the Puget Sound from downtown Seattle. On a road trip in late 1999, he passed through the small town of Walla Walla and met a young Frenchman and winemaker. The two men discovered their common passion for great Syrah and Charles was eventually convinced to move to Walla Walla and make his own juice. In 2001, Charles released 330 cases of his first wine, the 1999 K Syrah. The Walla Walla Valley was now his home. After a devastating freeze in 2004, Charles brought to life a label he had once in a dream: House Wine. Low and behold, the label concept had never been created or trademarked, so Charles launched the legendary brand before selling it to Precept Brands in 2006. That same year, Charles started a second brand, Charles Smith Wines. The brand was themed as "The Modernist Project, which focuses on the way people generally consume wine today: immediately. The intent was (and still is) to create wines to be enjoyed now, but with true typicity of both the varietal and the vineyard. A self taught winemaker, Charles is a true artisan and a pioneer in the wine world. In 2008, K Vintners was recognized by Wine & Spirits magazine as one of the "Best New Wineries of the Last Ten Years, and as "Winery of the Year in their annual buying guide. In 2009 Food & Wine magazine awarded Charles "Winemaker of the Year and in 2010 Seattle Magazine recognized Charles as their "Winemaker of the Year.

Tasting Notes: Wine Spectator 91 points- Crisp yet supple, with tart apple and Meyer lemon notes, accented by toasted cinnamon and ginger. Drink now. 587 cases made. TF.August/2017

Vinous 93 points- (27% new oak, the highest percentage of the 2014 Sixto Chardonnays; from powdery chalky soil at 1,350 feet; the vines were planted in 1980): Full medium yellow with a faint green tinge. Apricot, lemon curd and a hint of brown spices on the subtly high toned nose and palate. Plush, fine grained and concentrated if not quite as open knit as the nose suggests. But this wine has the energy to evolve gracefully. Finishes thick and long. Very impressive Washington Chardonnay..Stephen Tanzer, November/2016

Wine Advocate 93 points- The 2014 Chardonnay Roza Hills Vineyard is another beauty from this label that does everything right. From chalky soils and an elevation of 1,350 feet, it offers a rich, rounded, concentrated style to go with classic stone fruits, melon, honeysuckle and underbrush..June/2017
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