Rugged Elements Green Valley Chardonnay 2021

Our Rugged Elements Green Valley Chardonnay offers classic aromas of Asian pear apple, hints of baking spice, pleasant minerality and a creamy texture. The mouthfeel is rich and broad with balanced bright acidity and a flavorful mélange of ripe pear, pineapple core and creamy oak, beeswax and a toasted nut finish.

CLUB $ 32.00 $40.00

WINEMAKERS NOTES

The grapes were hand harvested at night on September 15th, allowing us to gently process the clusters. At the winery, the fruit was whole cluster pressed to protect the crisp flavors of the Chardonnay grapes, and the juice was settled in stainless steel tanks before being placed in French oak barrels for fermentation. The wine was bottled after 12 months of extended sur lie aging where the yeast lees were stirred weekly to give the wine its pleasant, creamy texture.

PROFILE

Composition: 100% Chardonnay

Appellation: Russian River Valley

Aging: Barrel aged in new French and Hungarian oak

Acidity: 7.4

pH: 3.19

Alcohol: 14.35%

Our Russian River Valley vineyards represent the best qualities that this cool region has to offer: