2014 Journey Yarra Valley Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, Victoria

Top Yarra Chardonnay with depth and richness. This cellar release is a steal.



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About The Wine

Damian North’s understated approach and commitment to detail shine in his wines. And this cellar release showcases the depth of his experience.

A masterful blend from 3 Yarra sites, it’s boldly fruited with ripe white peach and enhanced by time in top French oak. The extra stint of bottle age adds honeyed touches and earthy mushroom to echo the gorgeous fruit.

A real bargain for such beautifully measured chardonnay of depth and richness.

About Journey Wines

Damian North is a wine journeyman.

He began his wine life as a sommelier who wound his way from the tables at Tetusya's in Sydney to the Pinot-riddled hills of Oregon and finally wound up with his own label in the beautiful Yarra Valley.

Pinot Noir will always be his first love but he has also become a dab hand at producing refined Shiraz and Chardonnay from selected sites across the Yarra Valley and Heathcote.

These wines are consistently popping up on the top wine lists in the country with good reason.

Additional Info

From The Producer

All handpicked fruit, sourced from 3 Yarra Valley sites. This is whole bunch-pressed, 25% fermented in new French oak puncheons. Matured on the lees for 10 months with some stirring.

Sites are Briarty Hill - Gruyere, Yarra Valley, Willowlake - Gladysdale, Upper Yarra Valley, Lone Star Creek - Woori Yallock, Upper Yarra Valley.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

This is a powerful chardonnay with layers of white peach fruit interleaved with grapefruit. It carries this off with panache. - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

The Wine Front

Yes. Fundamentally delicious. It smells of fennel and then tastes of red grapefruit and stonefruits, pear and spice. The finish is a blaze of chalky firmness/texture. All the while, it’s succulent and seamless. You can ask of little more. - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


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