Russian River Valley
With lavish notes of white peach, spring flowers and Asian pear our 2020 Russian River Chardonnay delivers plenty of fresh fruit on the palate. There is light sweet spice baked apple with lightly honeyed orange rind interwoven with its silky elegant finish. The mouthfeel maintains a surprising weight and concentration on the mid-palate.
Wine Advocate Review
by Robert Parker
The 2018 Chardonnay Russian River has defined aromas of golden apples, lemon cream, fresh butter and hints of matchstick. The mediumbodied palate is ripe and savory with honeyed tones and a silky, expansive mouthfeel. It finishes long and uplifted. 230 cases produced. —93 pts.
Winemaker – Robbie Meyer
Production: 230 cases
Russian River Valley Appellation
Harvested in September 2020
Wild Yeast Fermentation
45% New French Oak
Barrel Aged 14 Months (sur lees)
Bottled in December 2021
Our Russian River Chardonnay is a blend of chardonnay from Sophia’s Vineyard, the Charles Heintz Vineyard and the SMJ Vineyard (clone 809). Typically the Russian River blend expresses itself fully earlier than our appellation wines.