2015 Pacific Heights Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Wine

If you like Chardonnay that’s recognizably Californian – that is, full-flavored and rich with tropical fruit in balance with refreshing citrus – you will enjoy Pacific Heights Russian River Chardonnay. And the reasonable price may encourage you to stock up and enjoy often! According to the winery, the Russian River Valley features soil “predominately made of sand and pebble, characterized by good drainage and poor soil fertility. This allows greater vineyard management control to customize growing conditions. The weather is influenced by the close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, where evening fog remains through the night and lingers into the morning, dropping the temperature nearly 5 °C. The resulting chardonnay has full fruit maturity and retention of crisp acidity.”

Winemaking

Aged six months in 48% French, 17% American and 16% Hungarian oak. 

Tasting notes

As described by the winemaker, “Aromas of Meyer lemon, honeydew melon, and roasted coconut. The mouthfeel is full and viscous with integrated toasted oak flavors. The bright, crisp finish cleanses the palate.”

Appellation

Russian River Valley (Sonoma)

Varietal

Chardonnay

Size

750ml

Closure

Cork

Alcohol

14.5%

MLF

57%

UPC

085200028238