2014 Chardonnay, Woolsey Road, Russian River Valley

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Vintage Notes

“…Medium-bodied with plenty of finesse in the mouth, it gives a nice balance between the fruit and savory flavors, with a silken texture and finishing long and toasty.” 93 pts – Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, March 2017

2014 was another classic vintage. A mild winter and spring caused an early bud break followed by consistent temperatures throughout the summer, promoting even ripening. We had ample hang time which in turn yielded intense varietal character and a rich texture.

Winemaking

We press whole clusters for phenolic delicacy (low tannins). Native-yeast and full native malolactic fermentations take place in barrel, with sur lies bâtonnage. After nineteen months in 26% new French oak barrels from François and Taransaud, this Chardonnay was bottled without filtration in June 2016.

Winemaker Notes

Coming from special vineyard sites, our Chardonnays show great depth of flavor, length of finish, aromatic complexity, and a fine balance between richness and delicacy.  Typically, the climate is cool and the soil vigor low, producing graceful yet vibrant wines.  This is our third bottling from this new site.

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Chardonnay

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