The 2014 CIX Estate Chardonnay conveys our quintessential hybrid of Sonoma Coast and Grand Cru White Burgundy. CIX's ethereal blend of subtleties and power are tightly wound into one. Please note the greenish hue on the edge of the glass, which is indicative of the health of the wine. Subtle aromatics of powdered citrus and jasmine are complimented by youthful minerality. The evolution of the wine begins to display more expressive notes of baked pear, straw and fresh herbs. The palate reveals more tension with vin-de-garde acidity. The 2014 CIX is built to age with its combination of power, tension and structure, and will cellar for the next 10 to 15 years. The wine has a slight hazy clarity showing our commitment to minimal intervention winemaking.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Chardonnay Cix looks killer and may even eclipse the 2013. It is even denser, richer and fuller, with much of the same character, but there's an even stronger core of fruit, slightly more glycerin, and thrilling aromatics and flavors.