White Oak Chardonnay 2001

Chardonnay from Russian River, California

Item No. 57318
  • white wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Blend of 60% barrel fermentation, using indigenous yeasts to a full malolactic sur lee. 40% stainless steel fermentation using isolated Burgundian yeasts, no malolactic fermentation allowed. Harvest is done in small lots; each lot is fermented separately allowing them to express their uniqueness, then blended together for additional character and complexity.

Bright forward essences of white peach, honey roasted nuts and nutmeg. Creamy tropical flavors with a hint of warm toast and mineral, leading to a rich lemony custard finish.

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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