Russian River Valley Chardonnay

2010
Chardonnay
Russian River Valley

Brix at Harvest: 24
Alcohol: 14.5%
Vineyard Age: 24 years
Bottling Date: 10/20/2011
Release Date: 3/18/2012
Cases Produced: 224

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Wine Notes:

We have sourced some of the finest Chardonnay fruit from one of the greatest wine growing regions the United States has to offer in Sonoma, California.  The Russian River Valley is ideal for producing high quality Chardonnay.  The cool fogy mornings allow for the fruit to retain its natural mouthwatering acidity even after it has gone through it's secondary malolactic fermentation and the hot dry afternoons allow for the slow ripening process preserving fruity aromatics.  This wine is 100% Chardonnay and shows off an assortment of crisp, fruity aromas such as green apple, pear, orange zest, and grapefruit.  It has been aged one year in French oak (35% New).  This is a wonderful compliment to these flavors and weaves a warm vanilla caramel throughout.  Our barrel regime heightens flavor development through a monthly lees stirring.  This wine is balanced and has many layers that unfold with every visit to the glass.