By hand picking and sorting the fruit we are able to choose the highest quality grapes from the vineyard. The clusters undergo a second sorting after arriving at the winery. We gently press the whole clusters, with the press fractions kept separate. The wine is partially fermented in a cool tank allowing for the natural esters to remain and to retain as much fruit as possible. We finish the wine in 60% new French Oak and neutral barrels. The wine is aged on the lees, stirring bi-monthly and undergoes 70% malolactic fermentation. We bottle after 10 months of aging.
Our goal with the Russian River Chardonnay is capturing the quintessential essence of the varietal grown in this region. This Chardonnay has flavors of pear, apple, honey, vanilla, cinnamon spice and ripe melon. The richly textured palate and complexity of the wine leads to a well rounded, balanced finish.
- 100% Chardonnay
- 100% Russian River Valley