2019
Russian River Valley

Chardonnay
SKU: WCHRV193

Voluptuous whites are richer in texture, thanks to riper fruit. Most are dry wines that feature the added flavor complexity of new oak barrel use, but a handful are lusciously-sweet late-harvested dessert wines.

FOOD PAIRING: Ideally suited to richer dishes and cooked foods, like GRILLED OR FRIED SEAFOOD, POULTRY & WHITE MEATS, plus dishes featuring BUTTER, ONIONS or NUTS.

Price: $45
Your Price: $33.75
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Description

Our Russian River Valley Chardonnay is predominantly harvested from vineyards which are certified Sonoma Sustainable and each contributes its own unique complexities to the final blend.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Opening with ripe notes of grilled pineapple, cinnamon toast and crème brûlée, this is a delicious Chardonnay made in the French-inspired tradition of white Burgundy, but with a fun-loving California twist. 

Palate: 

Juicy flavors of Gravenstein apple, lemon and grapefruit are met with a hint of white flower on the nose. The mid-palate has a food-friendly heft balanced with lingering acidity and yielding a refreshing finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

Heavy spring rains enriched the soils and delayed bud break by a few weeks. A heat spike in June, followed by warm weather, brought about an even veraison throughout the vineyards. A cooling trend and touch of rain in mid-September created ideal conditions for the 2019 harvest which is considered a near-perfect vintage.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • PH: 3.46
  • T/A: 5.2g/L
  • Aging:
    •  14 months in 100% French oak 
    • 10% New oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Delicate White Fish or Poultry Dishes
Cheese & Nuts:
light cream cheeses
Sauces:
White Meats in a Cream-sauce