2019
Green Valley of Russian River Valley

Chardonnay
SKU: DCHGV193
$65
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$52.00 Member Price*
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Description

In the western hills of the Russian River Valley, the small Green Valley appellation is one of Sonoma County’s coolest regions. Evening fog rolls in over from the Pacific Ocean to temper the warm summer days. These optimal conditions extend the growing season, encouraging flavor concentration in the berries while soils rich in minerals from an ancient seabed infuse the fruit with nuanced flavors.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

A lovely straw yellow color in the glass.

Aroma: 

Vibrant aromas of lemon, orange blossom and pear waft from the glass. 

Palate: 

The savory palate showcases flavors of toasted almond, nutmeg and citrus notes. Moderate acidity and a lingering finish create a truly enticing and delicious Chardonnay.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The grapes were hand harvested from select vineyards within the appellation on September 24 and October 12 and were hand sorted and whole cluster pressed before aging in barrel for 17 months in 31% new French oak barrels.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Green Valley of Russian River Valley
  • Alcohol: 14.5% by volume
  • pH: 3.39
  • Titratable Acidity: 6.0g/L
  • Aged in Oak: 100%
    • 31% New oak
    • Origin of Oak: French
  • Months in Barrel: 17
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Almond Crusted Chicken with Arugula; Shrimp Cocktail
Cheese & Nuts:
light cheeses
Fruits & Vegetables:
Apple & Goat Cheese Walnut Salad