The 2013 Chardonnay is light gold in color. On the nose, this wine has aromas of apple pie spices (cinnamon and clove), Granny Smith apple, apricot, and white peach. Crisp acidity and a creamy mid-palate lead to a long clean finish. The medium body shows hints of peach and apricot flavors that are perfectly balanced.
This wine comes from the Russian River Valley, universally recognized as the best Chardonnay location in California. Russian River Valley is the home of California’s finest Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. The valley’s relatively cool climate and alluvial soils partner to provide excellent growing conditions for both varietals. This particular Chardonnay exhibits aromas of minerality and earthiness alongside spice and nutmeg, with pointed precision balancing a creamy texture and well-rounded acidity.