100% Chardonnay from California. The wine is 100% barrel fermented and 100% undergoes malolactic fermentation. It spends 7 months in 80% American and 20% French oak. It has residual sugar of 3.2 grams/Liter.
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The Harken Barrel Fermented Chardonnay has an SRP of $17. 5,000 cases produced. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
We created Harken Chardonnay because we missed that rich, oaky taste of Chardonnays gone by. At some point, someone decided that those great toasty notes and buttery finish went our of style. We think that’s crazy. So we brought it back.
Welcome to Harkenn Chardonnay. Barrel fermented – the way you like it.
Big, buttery Chardonnays, people tend to either love them or hate them. And while I normally fall into the second camp, this bottle took me by surprise. It’s big and buttery all right, but it doesn’t hit you over the head with it and it’s balanced by a whole lot of fruit. I absolutely loved it.
The 2014 Harken Barrel Fermented Chardonnay begins with a very pleasant aroma of apple, pear, baking spice and buttered toast. In the mouth this makes for a surprisingly tasty combo. It’s not overwhelmingly buttery or toasty it’s just overwhelmingly good. The wine is loaded with fruit (apple and pear mostly) but just slightly sweet. You’ll also find lemon custard, more baking spice and butter and light oaky notes along with good acidity in this medium to full-bodied wine. It ends dry, long and a bit toasty with lingering fruit and oak notes. It’s really delicious stuff and I believe it’s our first ever Bulk Buy on a big, buttery Chardonnay!
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