On the nose, our 2007 Chardonnay offers multi- layered hints of pear, citrus, kiwi and hawthorn accented by vanilla crème brûlée. A creamy palate complemented by ample acidity supports flavors of Fuji apple, pineapple, and Meyer lemon with appeal- ing minerality. This wine has a delicious balance of rich, aromatic fruit and crisp acidity.
After gentle pressing, a slow, cold fermentation occurred in small 100% French oak barrels (48% new). The wine was then aged in barrel for 5 months. Minimal malolactic fermentation allowed the wine to retain its natural acidity—a hallmark of Russian River Valley fruit. This acidity contributes to the wine’s clean and distinctive finish. 100% Chardonnay; 13.5% alcohol.
Robert Parker(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/21/2013