Fruit flavors of lime and Fuji apple join together with notes of vanilla, tropical fruit and allspice. The mouthfeel exhibits a rich creamy sur lie character from barrel age complemented by a wonderful minerality on the finish.
Serve slightly chilled, this Chardonnay makes an excellent match to a number of dishes including: chicken with Dijon mustard sauce, grilled salmon with avocado Salad, or pumpkin risotto.
Named for the early Russian fur trappers who settled on the California coast in the first part of the 19th century, the Russian River Valley is formed by the eponymous river which cuts through the rugged Coast Range Mountains. This creates a passageway for the cool afternoon sea breezes and evening fog, which flow inland before eventually spreading out onto the Santa Rosa Plain. It is also an ideal climate for growing Chardonnay as the cooling influence preserves the grapes’ natural acidity and crisp fruit flavors.