2011 Migration Russian River Valley Chardonnay 375ml

2011 Migration Russian River Valley Chardonnay 375ml

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To craft our flagship Chardonnay, this exploration took us to California’s Russian River Valley, where layers of ocean fog cool the vines that grow in the region’s famous Goldridge sandy loam soils. Reflecting this world-class terroir, this vibrant and sophisticated Chardonnay combines white flower aromatics with enticing lemon custard and stone fruit flavors.

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 100% Chardonnay COOPERAGE 90% Barrel Fermentation 100% French Oak 35% New Oak, 65% Second Vintage Barrel Aging: 10 Months
Winemaker Notes
Offering all the richness and complexity that has made Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley famous, this wine displays inviting aromas of lemon custard, crème brûlée, vanilla and light caramel, as well as hints of acacia blossom and honeysuckle. On the palate, the mouthfeel is smooth and appealing with great mid-palate weight and seamless acid from start to finish. Citrus abounds throughout with lemon and orange peel eventually giving way to a long finish with subtle notes of toasted almond.
Production
The 2011 growing season was one of the coolest in memory. While unusual spring weather resulted in a smaller crop, the cool season was near perfect for developing pure, intense varietal flavors in our white grapes. Berries were small, and yields were down by 15 to 20 percent, adding to overall concentration and texture. The long, temperate growing season allowed the grapes to develop slowly with our Chardonnay coming in at optimal ripeness with excellent natural acidity, before the October rains.
Other Notes
Release Date: December 2012

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Harvest Date
September 8 – October 13, 2011
Sugar
24° Brix
Acid
0.60 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.42
Aging
10 Months
Bottling Date
June 2012
Alcohol %
14.1

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