A classic Chardonnay, this 2010 vintage was blendedfrom select Dutton Ranch vineyards in the prestigious Russian River Valley appellation. Barrel fermentation and sur lie aging have created a rich and smooth wine with subtle hints of oak and crisp flavors of Meyer lemon, honeydew melon and juicy white nectarine. Food-friendly, itís bright and refreshing with an elegantly full-bodied finish.
The grapes were hand sorted and gently whole cluster pressed directly into 60% new and 40% once used French oak barrels. The wine was fermented with 100% native yeast. After fermentation the wine went through 100% native malolactic fermentation and was aged sur lies for 12 months with frequent stirring.
Alcohol content: 13.9
Time in Oak: 12 months
Barrel: 100% French Oak, 40% new