Luke Donald Chardonnay
2013
2012
2011

Born and raised in England, professional golfer Luke Donald has an affinity for the great white Burgundies of France. This is the inspiration behind his Luke Donald Collection Carneros Chardonnay, a wine that reflects Luke’s passion for elegant, well‐balanced Chardonnay. Luke Donald Collection wines have their origin in a longstanding friendship between top ranked pro golfer Luke Donald and fine wine professional Bill Terlato. Whether on the golf course or in the vineyard, both men share a similar passion for excellence. Luke plays an active role in crafting his wines; his personal involvement in the blending makes the wines original, unique and an expression of his own personality and style.

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Wine Notes
Color
Light Straw
Aroma
Wonderful aromatic profile of pear, toasted hazelnut and a hint of caramel.
Taste
Balanced acidity and great minerality. This wine has a long, bright finish with notes of vanilla, layered with pear, honey and a hint of caramel.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Chardonnay
Appellation: 
Carneros
Alcohol: 
14.40%
Acid Level: 
5.90 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Barrel fermented for 16 days.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged 9 months in 32% new French oak barrels.
Bottled Date: 
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Release Date:
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
815
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

Born and raised in England, professional golfer Luke Donald has an affinity for the great white Burgundies of France. This is the inspiration behind his Luke Donald Collection Carneros Chardonnay, a wine that reflects Luke's passion for elegant, well-balanced Chardonnay. Luke Donald Collection wines have their origin in a longstanding friendship between top ranked pro golfer Luke Donald and fine wine professional Bill Terlato. Whether on the golf course of in the vineyard, both men share a similar passion for excellence. Luke plays an active role in crafting his wines; his personal involvement in the blending makes the wines original, unique and an expression of his own personality and style.

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Wine Notes
Color
Light straw
Aroma
Wonderful aromatic profile of pear, citrus blossom and a hint of caramel.
Taste
Balanced acidity and great minerality. This wine has a long, bright finish with notes of pear, layered with honey, vanilla and caramel.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Chardonnay
Appellation: 
Carneros
Alcohol: 
13.90%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Barrel fermented for 16 days.
Length/Type of Aging: 
9 months in 20% new French oak barrels.
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

Born and raised in England, professional golfer Luke Donald has an affinity for the great white Burgundies of France. This is the inspiration behind his Luke Donald Collection Chardonnay from Carneros, a wine that reflects Luke’s passion for elegant, well-balanced Chardonnay.

Luke Donald Collection wines have their origin in a longstanding friendship between topranked pro golfer Luke Donald and fine wine professional Bill Terlato.  Whether on the golf course or in the vineyard, both men share a similar passion for excellence.
Luke plays an active role in crafting his wines; his personal involvement in the blending
makes the wines original, unique and an expression of his own personality and style.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Golden yellow
Aroma
Granny Smith apple and stone fruit aromas, supplemented by a touch of spice and slight notes of clove and cinnamon.
Taste
Mouthfeel is medium full, with a nice entrance, broad midpalate, and a creamy, long finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
Chardonnay
Appellation: 
Carneros
Alcohol: 
13.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Whole-cluster pressed to tank, inoculated with yeast and then racked to barrel and barrel-fermented in French oak, 33% new. The wine is allowed to complete the malolactic fermentation to enhance the fruit complexity that comes from the Carneros soil. Lees were stirred every two weeks.
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML