Sophia's Chardonnay

This subtle, multi-layered, impeccable Chardonnay has pitch perfect balance and textural finesse. Intertwined are legs of vanilla, spice, citrus blossom orange oil, Gravenstein apple, and a classic river stone minerality.The mouthfeel has an amazing polish, presence, and viscosity that finishes perfectly focused, leaving a persistent impression on the palate.

The Wine Advocate
Review by Robert Parker

A smaller cuvée, the 2014 Chardonnay Sophia’s Vineyard sees the same formula of malolactic and barrel fermentation in 40% new oak. It is from a cooler site on a rolling hillside. Light gold in color, with plenty of honeysuckle, white peach, brioche and crème brûlée, this wine from 40-year-old vines has loads of minerality, an inner core of fruit that is superb and a long finish. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
- 93 pts.

Production Notes
- Winemaker: Robbie Meyer
- Production: 235 cases
- Russian River Valley Appellation
- Located near Graton
- Elevation 700 feet
- Vine Age - 40+ years
- Goldridge Soils
- Gentle North Facing Slope
- Harvested in September 2014
- Malolactic/Barrel Fermented
- Wild Yeast Fermentation
- 45% New French Oak
- Barrel Aged 14 Months (sur lees)
- Bottled in December 2014
- $44 per bottle