R1 tasting
 
2014 Handley Cellars Chardonnay Anderson Valley and the 2014 Handley Cellars Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
The Chardonnay is £29.99 per bottle and the Pinot is £24.99 per bottle.
 
The 2014 Anderson Valley Pinot blend has aromas of freshly baked Bing cherry pie, dried rose petal, and baking spices. With the concentrated ripe fruit flavors indicative of this warm vintage, it’s juicy and full on the palate with black cherry, raspberry, and sour plum, with hints of violets and nutmeg. The finish is long and lingering punctuated by bright acidity.
 
The fruit for the Chardonnay comes from the CCOF Certified Organically farmed Estate. Blending three clones gives the Chardonnay a wonderful flavor, structure, and beautiful acidity. This vintage is softer and riper than many previous vintages of Handley Estate Chardonnay, yet remains true to house style with low alcohol and good structure.