Our 2008 Russian River Chardonnay was crafted from a
blend of grapes from premium vineyards, predominately
Boriolo and Balleto, in the heart of the Russian River Valley.
Carefully tended vines yield fruit of exemplary quality, a pure
expression of the valley's terroir. The cool foggy mornings are
tempered by luxuriously warm afternoons to achieve fruit
maturity without loss of depth or suppleness.
This Chardonnay meticulously integrates two distinct styles
of crisp refinement and rich elegance. Enticing aromas of
baked apple pie coupled with a layer of ripe citrus invite you
to explore further. On the palate, bright acidity is touched
with a delicate oak influence, with flavors of cinnamon and
brown baking spices mingled with Asian pear and ripe
tangerines. This medium-bodied Chardonnay spreads slowly
across your palate towards a brilliant finish. Pairs well with
braised chicken or grilled artichokes basted with lemon garlic