Style
White
Type

Still

Winemaker

Randy Meyer

Appellation

Redwood Valley

Varieties

Chardonnay

Viticulture

Organically farmed (vineyards are CCOF certified) estate fruit. Overhead frost protection. All water for frost and drip irrigation systems is collected from 2500 acres of watershed to fill 6 ponds on vineyards. Shoot positioning is practiced on new vines and shoot thinning on all vines. Hand harvested.

Farming

Certified Organic

Terroir

Pinnobie & Redvine soils. Alluvial with sedimentary deposits

Ratings & Reviews
Vinification

Barrel fermented in 25% new French oak with the remainder fermenting in neutral barrels. After primary fermentation, the wine was left on the lees and stirred weekly using the b√Ęttonage method. The malolactic fermentation took place over 30 days. The b√Ęttonage stirring and malolactic fermentation give this wine its full, round, nutty mouthfeel.

Aging

7 months on the lees in 25% new French oak. Coopers: Marchive, Radoux and Francois Freres

Features

Vegan

Available Sizes (L)

0.750

Distribution Area

Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

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Tasting Note

This Chardonnay opens with enticing ripe pear aromas and warm caramel notes. The richness of this wine is balanced by refreshing acidity and zesty lemon/ lime flavors. Flavors of caramel, shortbread and stone fruit round out the palate and leave a long, lingering finish.