2015 Chardonnay, Hopkins River Ranch
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Silver Medal - SF Chronicle
The 2015 is our second vintage of Chardonnay from the Hopkins River Ranch Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. The cold, foggy nights and mornings along the Russian River allow this cool-climate grape to ripen slowly, creating exceptional flavor and preserving the natural acidity. Brilliant clarity with a pale straw color, this is a youthful and crisp Chardonnay. It immediately offers flavors of honeysuckle and green apple. Gentle treatment in the cellar, and aging in French oak barrels showcases the wine’s minerality with a hint of nutmeg and spice in the finish. Best served slightly chilled, this elegant wine will offer many years of drinking. Pair with dishes demanding a medium-bodied wine such as lemon chicken, or pan-roasted scallops.
344 Cases Produced