Russian River Valley

2018 Chardonnay

38.00 / 750 ml

Description

Winemaking Notes

History

The Vineyards

The River West Vineyard is located on Westside Road on a low riverside bench in the far northern end of the Russian River Valley. The soil is predominantly Yolo sandy silt loam with a pocket of gravelly Cortina soil. One particular block of Chardonnay planted to the Spring Mountain selection Chardonnay, has been one of the perennial favorites, a centerpiece of our River West Chardonnay bottling. Certain spots in the vineyard contain gravel lenses - areas where the Russian River deposited larger amounts of gravel than in other areas and which, over time, were hidden by soil eroded from the nearby hillsides. Subsequently, the gravel lenses are where the vines produce lower yields and exceptional quality fruit.

Trade Assets

Appellation: Russian River Valley
Varietal: Chardonnay
Alcohol: 14.5%
TA: 0.71g/100mL
PH: 3.18
Cellar & Fermentation:
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