Our Chardonnay is hand-picked at dawn from several Russian River Valley vineyards to maintain ideal brix levels of 24¡ to 24.5¡. Once at the winery, we whole cluster press the fruit and gently rack into French and Hungarian oak barrels for fermentation. A quarter of the juice is held aside to ferment and age in stainless steel and the two lots are blended at the time of botting. This yields an elegant layering of toasty, vanilla overtones with bright fruit flavors and a graceful, sophisticated finish.
APPELLATION: Russian River Valley
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 100% Chardonnay