The majority of the fruit for this blend was sourced from Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley renowned for its excellent Chardonnay. Bright fruit aromas of pear, apple and lime are nicely balanced by complex notes of toasted vanilla and ginger. Full-bodied with a lush mouthfeel, and a crisp, mineral finish.
The historic California drought continued into the 2014 vintage making for a light crop with intense flavors. Mild dry weather with cool nights extended the growing season, which produced Chardonnay with excellent structure and crisp acidity. After harvest, three quarters of the juice was fermented in French and European oak and aged on the lees for six months to add viscosity and complexity to the blend. The remaining juice was fermented in stainless steel to retain a fresh natural flavor. After fermentation, barrel lots used in the blend underwent a secondary malolactic fermentation to enhance the rich, round flavors.
This refreshing Chardonnay is enjoyable as an apéritif and as an accompaniment to fresh greens, chicken and seafood dishes.
6 months in French oak and European oak
ALC. BY VOL.
5.3 / 3.34