2015 Chardonnay, Hopkins River Ranch

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.

Production Notes

344 Cases Produced

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StyleBarrel Fermented
AppellationRussian River Valley
VarietalChardonnay
Alcohol13.50%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2016-07-22
DrinkableBest 2017 through 2023
Harvest Date2015-09-02