Buehler Russian River Chardonnay 1997

Chardonnay from Russian River, California

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Item No. 1170
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Winemaker's Notes

The early budbreak of the 1997 growing season foreshadowed the the early arrival of the harvest. We began harvesting our Russian River Chardonnay on September 11, a full two to three weeks early than normal. Fortunately, the length of the growing season was not comprimised and the grapes received sufficient hang time to develop mature flavors.

The 1997 Russian River Chardonnay spotlights the elusive citrus blossom quality of chardonnay fruit that only remains intact to the bottle by gentle handling techniques at the winery. The floral chardonnay notes are accented by toasty sur-lie barrel qualities. The mouthful is creamy from start to finish; the 75% ML tempers the natural acidity of the Russian River fruit and delivers a velvet textured package backed by enough acidity to ensure a long clean finish.

Learn About Buehler Map ItMap It

John Buehler, Sr. and his son, John, began the renovation of the property that would become Buehler Vineyards in 1971. Located six miles east of St. Helena and nestled in the mountains above Conn Valley, Buehler Vineyards encompasses some 300 acres of Napa Valley hillside terrain. After a quarter of a century of growing grapes and over 20 years of winemaking from those vines, their focus remains on varietals that are best suited to this site: Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel.

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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