Alexander Valley Vineyards Chardonnay
$99.92 / case(12)
”our estate is bordered by the russian river and since 1975 our estate chardonnay has highlighted the gravelly river banks where it is grown. The vines are planted on some of the coolest sites on our estate where morning fog is the norm and the temperature might drop between 40 to 50 degrees from day to night. Overall 2016 was a more normal growing season than the last few years. While the drought was far from over we received much needed rain over the winter and early spring. The good weather continued through the summer with no damaging heat spikes. Harvest started and ended early yields were reduced a little but the quality and flavor of the grapes were stellar. We harvest 70% of our chardonnay at night when the grapes are cool to retain the natural acidity then cold ferment those lots in stainless steel without malolactic fermentation or barrel aging to highlight the citrus and green apple flavors. To add balance to the wine we whole-cluster press 30% of the best fruit
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