|Appellation||Russian River Valley|
|Harvest Date||September 10 – 29, 2011|
|Aging||10 months in 100% French oak; 25% new oak|
|Fermentation||100% barrel fermentation; 78% malolactic|
"Highly Recommended" - Calfornia Grapevine
A cooler than normal 2011 vintage has produced a lively and elegant Chardonnay with aromas of kiwi, pineapple, and lime. Several minutes of airing give way to an underlying richness with papaya, apricot and citrus zest. The abundance of exotic fruit on the nose paves the way for a succulent palate experience. Caramelized fruit tart, crème brûlée and exotic toasty notes are carefully incorporated with seamless acidity and minerality. Beautifully balanced, this Chardonnay comes together with fine structure and is a seamless experience from start to finish.