2018 Raeburn Chardonnay

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400000041988
UPC:
851718000979
2018 Raeburn Chardonnay

From The Producer

100% CHARDONNAY 75%

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION 75%

BARREL FERMENTED IN FRENCH & HUNGARIAN OAK, 50% NEW

SIX MONTH AGING SUR LIE

RUSSIAN RIVER TERROIR e Russian River Valley is cooled by daily fog o the Pacic Ocean located a few miles to the west. Nearly every evening, fog €ows up the Russian River channel and east through the Petaluma Gap producing diurnal temperature swings ranging from 35° to 40° F. Nature’s air conditioning allows our Chardonnay to ripen slowly while retaining its bright, natural acidity.

2018 VINTAGE 2018 was a great year in Russian River Valley, moderate temperatures yielded a long and even growing season leaving the farmers to a relaxing harvest. A cool spring granted for a long bloom followed by a moderately hot summer. Rain in early October was followed by a dry spell allowing the grapes to mature a few additional weeks leading to a later-than-normal harvest. Grapes of this vintage showcase depth, balanced €avors and outstanding color.

WINEMAKER NOTES Raeburn Chardonnay shows an array of complex fruit tones ranging from pear and Gravenstein apple to nectarine. e fruit is beautifully complemented with toasted oak, vanilla and hints of Crème Brûlée with a balanced and elegant nish.