Varietal Content: 100% Chardonnay; Cooperage: 100% Barrel Fermentation, 100% French Oak, 35% New Oak, 55% Second Vintage, 10% Stainless Steel
This wine reveals a gorgeous nose of pear, peach blossom, orange creamsicle and caramel apple. On the palate, Split Rail’s trademark minerality adds poise and polish to rich flavors of lemon custard and ripe peach, with a lovely note of fresh grapefruit carrying through to the finish.
The 2013 harvest was early, even and excellent with a warm dry spring brought an early bud break and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set. In the weeks after Labor Day, a moderate heat event followed by a period of perfect weather created a dream scenario for end-of-season ripening. Rain was not a factor, and for the second vintage in a row, the quality of the grapes was exceptional throughout Russian River Valley.