2015 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
A medium bodied chardonnay, stainless fermented. Crisp floral notes with a tantalizing viscosity.
We produced this Chardonnay in stainless steel. It’s a more crisp light chardonnay with very delicate fruit features and a surprising viscosity .
Aromas of Meyer lemon, honeysuckle, jasmine, lily and suggestions of tropical fruit, this gentle Chardonnay offers impressive weight and viscosity interwoven with juicy acidity. Flavors of Passion fruit and lemon tart mix well with the essence of morning dew and a soft minerality
"The 2015 vintage reflects our tireless dedication to create stunning wines amidst a challenging growing season. An unusually warm spring led to early budbreak and rapid vine growth, but upon bloom, the weather turned cool and foggy which slowed development and forced a small fruit set. Summer arrived with considerable heat, propelling the grapes into early and intense flavor concentration. Ripening was then slowed by spells of unusually low temperatures. These fits and starts demanded constant readiness and precision in all our farming practices. Our team patiently and carefully walked row by row, watching for peak ripeness in each block. "
"Picked during the cool of the night, we went straight to press, lightly extracting juice from the delicate berries. the juice was chilled to settle out sediment for several days before racking and fermenting the beautiful clear juice in a chilled stainless steel tank at or below 55 degrees Fahrenheit. the fermentation was slow and smooth yielding a very soft wine with delicate features. "
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