100% stainless tank fermented; aged 11 months in 40% new French Oak
A savory wine resulting from the small- berried Wente clone Chardonnay at this iconic Russian River site, the 2018 El Diablo Vineyard Chardonnay marries richness and acidity to mouthwatering effect. Caramel and crème brûlee notes lead into a honey-kissed palate, with lemon-oil notes, white peach and macadamia nut carrying through its lengthy finish.
From a lovely vineyard on one of the flanking ridgelines of the Russian River Valley, the 2018 Flora Marie Chardonnay is the confluence of a spectacular vintage and singular site. A mineral-driven wine on the nose and palate, this Chardonnay has a subtle saline character with oyster shell and hints of jasmine. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, showing flavors of pineapple rind along with citrus, granny smith apple and pear skin through its long finish reminiscent of decadent banana cream pie.
Located on the Napa side of the Carneros AVA, Hyde Vineyard is truly one of California’s grand cru Chardonnay vineyards and a site that parallels the quality and prestige of our single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon portfolio. The 2018 is lively and driven by vibrant acidity, featuring lemon cream, vanilla bean and juicy ripe apple notes on the nose. The palate combines brightness with richness with a roasted grain and hazelnut entry followed by hints of orange zest, nutmeg and cinnamon surrounding a core of silky stone fruit that carries through the long finish.
A wine that encompasses freshness from start to finish, the 2020 Olema Sauvignon Blanc shows great aromatics of bright tropical fruit and green apple. On the palate, pineapple and citrus flavors carry through a mouth-tingling acidity laced with wintergreen and spearmint that carries through the long, zippy finish.