The 2018 vintage is full of deep and rich character. Although yields were lower than the generous 2012 crop, the harvest shares the same balanced flavor notes. The Russian River Valley had a long ripening season, which helped develop complex fl avors within the fruit. Just a few days saw extremely hot temperatures and the season was marked by less rain than usual, allowing our winemaking team to select maturely flavored grapes for the 2013 vintage.
The Chardonnay grapes for this wine were hand-picked and whole-cluster pressed to retain optimum fl avor and integrity of the fruit. In addition to growing these grapes on our Estate, we acquired fruit from Hopkins, Eagan, Nakai, Wycoff, Norris and Dutton Vineyard – all which reside in the Russian River Valley. Clones: 04,14, Robert Young (17), 95,76, and Rued.