2015 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Golden delicious apple, Anjou pear and subtle toasty oak notes form the basis of this impeccably balanced Chardonnay. The tropical fruit flavors and the weight of this wine along with a silky texture combine to create an exceptionally long finish.
Harvested in small lots. The fruit is picked by hand at night and in the cool mornings of September and October from our vineyards along the Russian River. The grapes are brought to the winery and immediately pressed using a gentle bladder press. The freshly pressed Chardonnay juice is settled for 24-48 hours. It is then racked off the settlings, inoculated and put in French and Hungarian barrels to ferment. Primary and malo-lactic fermentation are conducted simultaneously. Barrel aged sur lie and stirred regularly for 9 months. Bottled in July 2016 and allowed to mature in bottle prior to release.