2018 Russian River Valley Chardonnay $62
The 2018 Russian River Valley Chardonnay is a blend of our four Russian River Valley Chardonnay vineyards: U.V. El Diablo Vineyard, Banfield Vineyard, Ritchie Vineyard, and the estate Chardonnay vineyard. The wine is made with a modest amount of new oak (~20%) to allow the terroir to take center stage. In 2018, notes of Asian pear, Meyer lemon, ginger, lemongrass, slate, dried white flowers and spun sugar are prominent on the nose. On the palate, the wine has a lemon inflected steeliness paired with mouth-watering acidity giving it exceptional liveliness and balance. Peak drinking window: 2021 through 2027.