Lewis Cellars Barcaglia Lane Chardonnay 2009

Chardonnay from Russian River, California

Item No. 108346
  • white wine
  • boutique wine
  • WS91
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

Like the Reserve Chardonnay, our Barcaglia Lane bottling receives four additional months of barrel aging on the lees resulting in broad texture and fine detail. It is sourced from a single rolling vineyard in the Russian River Valley, part of the famed Dutton Ranch. Planted for us in 1998, the site consists of 3 sloping blocks planted to three different clones. The wine is strikingly aromatic with ripened mandarin, blood orange and spiced apple fruits, shot through with honeysuckle and hazelnut spice. Voluptuously built with plenty of curves, the richly woven palate gives way to a lively citrus laced finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Touches of creamy, toasty oak fold in with a range of ripe, intense apple, pear, honeysuckle, fig and honeydew melon flavors in this full-bodied white, which is still a bit pithy yet gains subtle flavor nuances on the finish. Drink now through 2016. 350 cases made."
91 Points

Learn About Lewis Cellars Map ItMap It

Former Indy Car driver Randy Lewis and his wife Debbie started Lewis Cellars in 1992. They are truly "Driven... to create world-class wines." Along with their son, Dennis, they are literally hands-on in every aspect of vineyard management, winemaking, sales and distribution. They thrive on the challenges and the relationships cultivated in the process. It is their continuing goal to greate small lots of exciting and unique Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah.

Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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