2018CPR Reserve Chardonnay
CPR is our “open range”, “no boundary” hallmark brand intended for wines derived from limitless imagination and distinctive quality. As the winery looked for ways to expand the CPR wine collection, we looked to add small lot single vineyard sourced wines. Since the debut of CPR in 2014 we’ve released 6 single vineyard, single varietal wines of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Carmenère and now Chardonnay. Our Chardonnay aspiration: nurture and preserve varietal character while introducing a fine, judicious layer of traditional French oak.
2018 graced our Stillwater Creek Chardonnay with a near perfect growing season. Hot July and August months, followed by September 70-degree days and 40-degree nights, created a wonderful hurry up and wait scenario delivering intense fruit with beautifully focused acidity.
A subtle inhalation of its symphonic scent carries notes of tropical fruit, orchard fruits and blossoms, mineral and sandalwood-oak spice that delight the senses. Focused, crisp fruit flavors of bosc pear, granny smith apple, hints of banana and mango, gently laced with exotic wood spice and loam, fully expose this wine’s extraordinary attributes.- Charles P. Reininger, Winemaker