2016 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
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 out of style. We think that’s crazy. So we brought it back.
Honoring the days when things were done right–including the art of winemaking
100% barrel fermented, 100 % malolactic, 7 months in 80% American/20% French oak
This rich Chardonnay exhibits a classic profile of tropical fruit and Bosc pear alongside warm oak aromatics. The luscious palate suggests crème brulée and buttered toast, and finishes with fresh acidity.
87 Points- Wine Enthusiast
90 Points - Blue Lifestyle
"Smooth, lush and rich with sweet oak and vanilla; all the elements of wines offered at three times the price; stylish and long."
Silver Medal- Critics Challenge
Silver Medal- Los Angeles International Wine Competition
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"Remember when" is a phrase we've all heard before. It's a wistful place that remains in memory, until someone decides to bring some of the magic back.
We created Harken Barrel Fermented Chardonnay to do just that. We missed the toasty notes and buttery finish of the rich, oaky Chardonnays from the good ol' days. So here's to bringing it back in an even better way.
Harken is a blissful throwback that's all about the simple joy of making memories with friends and family. We started from remembering the good times and we want to help make more.Only the finest California grapes make their way into Harken Wines. We find a bunch of these dazzling grapes in the Arroyo Seco AVA of Salinas Valley.
The unique features of this small but diverse grape-growing paradise create a magical blend of depth and character. With the Santa Lucia Mountains rising to the west and Monterey Bay to the north, Salinas Valley is nestled in a coveted area of ideal climate and growing conditions.
We're delighted to have access to this small, exclusive region for the most beautiful Chardonnay grapes. We're even more delighted to share them with you!