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.