The Russian River Valley Chardonnay is a blend of our three Russian River Valley Chardonnay vineyards: El Diablo Vineyard on Eastside Road, Banfield Vineyard on Martinelli Road, and Ritchie Vineyard on Eastside Road. In the 2014 growing season, the Russian River Valley experienced beautiful, moderate weather with very few heat spikes or rain events. Thus, we have a wine with great richness and silkiness, yet still possessing firm structure. Notes of brioche, yellow peach, panna cotta, and white flowers greet the nose, while flavors of tangy limeade, pear nectar, lemon zest are buoyed by a savory and mouth-watering mix of acid and minerals on the finish.
Our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is crafted as a pure expression of each growing season. This appellation cuvée is made with a modest amount of new oak to allow the character of the vintage to take center stage. On the nose, copious amounts of juicy blue and red fruits testify to the warm, dry growing season. The palate boasts an exquisite purity of fruit centered on crushed cherries and fresh raspberries.