Tasting Note: Mouthwatering Californian Chardonnay, bursting with ripe melon and fragrant with lemon curd, fig and spice.
Food Matching: This can pair with rich, complex dishes such as meaty fish in cream sauce and even fine Indian cuisine.
Vineyard: Cradled between the shore of the upper Russian River and a blue heron nesting site, Blue Heron Ranch integrates holistic farming practices and all types of life forms. The fertile riverbank location on the Sanel valley floor is in the coolest part of the area. This climate, coupled with the ancient alluvial riverbank soil, creates the perfect home for this Burgundian white varietal.
Vinification: Grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness over an extended harvest period. Vineyard blocks were kept separate until the best lots were blended together. The wine was fermented in 100% French oak barrels (30% new) for 18 months.
Awards and Press News: 92 Points - Wine Enthusiast