Chardonnay seems to have a bad rap these days – just like today’s politics with extreme sides of “love” and “hate”. We are lovers of Chardonnay for its versatility and character, and Rchardonnay is our point of view for what makes a great Chardonnay. Bold, balanced, bright and luscious, with fresh apple, peach, and the right toasty touch of oak that’s integrated and balanced, without feeling like you are chewing on an oak barrel.
Our grapes are harvested from top quality California AVA Sonoma Coast & Sonoma County vineyards for diversity of fruit. We ferment at low temperatures for lush creaminess with full malolactic and bi-monthly stirring. Aged in a unique blend of American oak barrels for structure, with partial stainless steel for freshness. We nurture the wine in stainless steel VATs for a year before bottling for more added fresh fruit character. Cheers to you, oh noble Chardonnay!
LOOKS LIKE… buttery liquid gold
SMELLS LIKE… a house party of juicy pineapple, apple, and stone fruit
TASTES LIKE… meyer lemon, peach and apple meets buttery toast. Crisp with a super long finish
GOES WITH… all types of poultry, fish, creamy pastas, and soft cheeses, but we like it with buttery popcorn the best!
AGE FOR… drink now or up to 8 years. (as if it will last that long!)
Length of aging:
Aromatic White Wine
United States, California, Sonoma