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French Colombard

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Tasting Notes

The 2019 Gardener French Colombard from the Russian River Valley opens with enticing aromas of tangerine, green apple, and white peach.


On the palate, this expressive wine is bursting with flavors of citrus, honeydew, and blanched almonds. This dry light-bodied wine will wake up your palate with bright acidity balanced with soft fruit notes.

Vintage Notes: 

In the 2019 vintage heavy spring rains enriched the soils and delayed bud break by a few weeks. A heat spike in June, followed by warm weather, brought 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: French Colombard
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • pH: 3.21
  • TA: 9.7 g/L
  • Ageing: 100% Stainless steel
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Chicken Bearnaise w/Mushroom; Pork Chops with Lemon Seasoning
Cheese & Nuts:
light cream cheeses
Fruits & Vegetables:
Apple & Goat Cheese Walnut Salad
Butter Sauces