Raeburn Russian River Chardonnay 2017
Winemaker Notes :
2017 was a bit of wild ride. Heavy winter rains brought relief from a multi-year drought and caused flooding in many low-lying areas. An early bud break and late summer heat hastened the grapes’ ripening. Labor Day weekend was quite warm which helped achieve ideal brix levels. All our grapes were harvested and inside the winery well before the start of the tragic North Bay wildfires.
Chardonnay shows an array of complex fruit tones ranging from pear and Gravenstein apple to nectarine. The fruit is beautifully complemented with toasted oak, vanilla and hints of Crème Brûlée with a balanced and elegant finish.
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
James SucklingBright and very primary on the nose with attractive, poached pears. The palate has a very neat and fresh array of pears and melon with a subtly chalky edge. Drink now.