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2021 Russian River Chardonnay

Sonoma County
2021 Russian River Chardonnay Bottle

Crafted by

Heidi Barrett

On record as one of the easiest growing years, this 2021 vintage of our Russian River Chardonnay is simply superb. The season started slow with a cold, dry winter but warm spring weather and moderate summer temperatures resulted in a longer growing season, allowing the fruit to slowly ripen while maintaining bright acidity. 

This wine is a beautiful, medium-bodied Chardonnay with a luscious mouthfeel and notes of lemon, green apple, and creme brûlée on the palate and nose. Emulating the illustrious wines of Burgundy, bâtonnage and just a kiss of French oak give this non-malolactic Chardonnay a delicate richness. The resulting wine is a lovely balance of flavor and acidity with a long finish that keeps you coming back sip after sip.

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From the Winemaker

Pale straw in color, our Chardonnay has aromas of crème brûlée, pears, green apple, citrus, and just a kiss of toasty French oak. Gorgeous layered aromas lead to a medium-bodied Chardonnay with lovely balance and flavors similar to the aromatics. Nice acidity and a clean, lingering finish round out this non-malolactic Chablis-style Russian River Chardonnay. This release will continue to develop with age. Enjoy! 

Heidi Barrett

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Technical Notes

Russian River Valley
Harvest Dates:
September 16-22, 2021
Bottling Date:
December 2, 2022
10 months in French oak barrels (15% new, 85% used)

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