2020 Russian River Chardonnay
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: 100% Russian River Valley
Oak Treatment: 30% New French
The goal every year for our Appellation Chardonnay is to choose vineyards that we feel best to represent all of the expansive and unique areas of the Russian River Valley. The 2020 is no different, with 4 different vineyards located in the Middle Reach, Green Valley, and the Santa Rosa Plains. The nose is elegant apricot, green apple, and cinnamon toast. There are more clandestine notes present as well, specifically petroleum and French Vanilla. The palate is well balanced and quite round. This wine completed secondary fermentation and as a result, has a broader mid-palate and sensory notes of crème Brulee and toasted butter. The finish is a sweet fruit, rounded acidity, and more oak-inspired vanilla and freshly baked bread.