2016 Estate Chardonnay

The coastal fog that covers these vineyards on our rolling hills allows the grapes to ripen slowly, and give the flavors time to develop.
2016 was another fantastic growing year in the Russian River Valley. Yields were larger than that of 2015 while a slightly cooler August allowed the clusters to mature more slowly and evenly than that vintage, providing great flavor and color development.
Our Chardonnay grapes are crushed , de-stemmed and pressed immediately. The juice is then fermented in French oak barrels. The wine goes through a malolactic fermentation that naturally creates a light buttery flavor and softens the mouth feel. While on its lees the wine is hand stirred in barrel once a month, and topped twice a month for eight months. This process develops additional complexity of flavors and aromas in the wine.


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