Aromas of delicate pear and melon mix with citrus characteristics of grapefruit and lemon, while flavors of sweet canned pears and melon dominate the palate.
The fruit for our 2000 Sonoma County Chardonnay comes from three exceptional vineyards in the Russian River Valley. Each vineyard reflects its distinct terroir and contributes different nuances and characteristics to the wine.
Because the fruit is grown in a relatively cool climate, we put it through barrel and malolactic fermentation to balance out the crisp acids and give the wine a rich and creamy texture. Sur lies aging and stirring in French oak barrels adds hints of toasty oak and complexity to the blend