Style: Medium, Fruity
Flavors: Butter, Lemon
World class, single vineyard designate Chardonnay shiners sourced from one of the Russian River Valley’s iconic vineyards, barrel fermented in a combination of 100% new French oak of the highest order and cement eggs, then aged for 16 months and an additional two years in bottle before its initial release to the tasting room (at a per-bottle price of $65).
For those of you interested in a perfectly aged, just-entering-its-prime example of California Chardonnay winemaking at the absolute highest level, I can think of no finer opportunity to have a taste. Unless you’re playing the auction market, this is actually a rare find: a 2013 vintage Russian River Valley shiner from a top estate with perfect, direct-from-the-cellar provenance.