(From 2013 Vintage) Russian River Chardonnay is born from two vineyards within the Russian River appellation: Wood Vineyard, located on River Rd and River Vineyard, located in the heart of Sonoma’s Russian River Valley on East Side Road. The floral, mineral, and lime aromas and steely structure of the River Vineyard are complemented by the peach and apricot aromas and more fleshy structure of the Wood Vineyard.
(From 2013 Vintage) We’ve been producing our Russian River Chardonnay from the same vineyard since 1993. Located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, this East Side Road vineyard consistently delivers delicious fruit with signature qualities of this appellation: floral, mineral, lime scents with good underlying acidity. Our winemaking philosophy remains the same: less intervention is better in dealing with as fragile a variety as chardonnay. Practices such as barrel fermentation, sur-lie aging, lees stirring, encouraging the malolactic fermentation, and the use of some new oak are employed.