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2011 Russian River Valley Chardonnay

2011 RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY

Chardonnay

SONOMA COUNTY


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TASTING NOTES

2011 marks the seventh vintage we’ve crafted our Russian River Valley Chardonnay around the Rued clone from Stiling Vineyard – a happy tradition we look forward to continuing for many years to come.

Always distinctively tropical in aroma and flavor, 2011 offers a delicate floral or lychee note on the nose and pronounced poached pear, apricot and peach on the palate, followed by a long finish that introduces a touch of lemon custard before circling back to lychee as it lingers on and on. When we look through the years of tasting notes, we see a remarkable consistency to the profile of this wine. Each vintage offers it’s own interpretation, but we've established a long and strong-running theme here!

As is often the case with our RRV bottling, the wine will be tempting early on. But as we’ve mentioned the last few years, giving it another 6-9 months before really digging in will reward the patient drinker.

DRINKING WINDOWS

Prime drinking: late 2013 through 2015
Graceful ageability: 2016+

VINEYARDS

86% Stiling, 14% Green Acres  

CLONES

57% Rued, 29% Sees, 14% Robert Young

STATS

pH: 3.48
  |  TA: 5.8 g/L
  |  Alcohol: 13.4%

Bottling: December 14, 2012  |  Release: Spring 2013
Cases Produced: 160

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