The hand-harvested grapes were whole-cluster pressed to stainless steel tanks for overnight settling. The juice was then racked to barrels for fermentation by native yeasts and malolactic conversion proceeded naturally during aging, while the lees-stirring contributed to enhanced mouthfeel. After being aged for 13 months in French oak, 35%new oak, barrels were hand-selected to assemble the final blend before being bottled unfiltered.
At DeLoach Vineyards we strive to produce distinctive wines that highlight unique terroirs in a socially and environmentally responsible way, practicing sustainable viticulture and minimally intrusive winemaking techniques. The 2019 vintage of Our Finest Selection Chardonnay is a partnership amongst the best vineyards within the Russian River Valley. The cool, foggy Russian River Valley climate enables our grapes to develop ideal characteristics that contribute to this distinctive 2019 O.F.S. Chardonnay.