Valravn Chardonnay Sonoma County
All orders need to be picked up in Greendale, Wisconsin.
We do not ship.
From the winery
VARIETIES: 100% Chardonnay
VINEYARDS: 40% Sonoma Coast / 30% Russian River / 30% Sonoma Valley
WINEMAKING: 30% barrel fermented / 40% malo / aged in French oak 25% new
TASTING: mineral core / ripe peach and apple / citrus zest / toasted hazelnuts / marzipan / high toned freshness
VINEYARDS & WINEMAKING
Grapes are hand-harvested from two vineyards in the Sonoma Coast AVA - 100% Sonoma Coast - coming from both the cold coastal regions of the Sonoma Coast and the eastern end of the Petaluma Wind Gap. Robert Young Clone Chardonnay adds minerality and freshness, while old Wente Clone planted on the Goldridge soils brings weight and tropical fruits. 100% of the wine was fermented in barrel, with full spontaneous malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in 100% French oak barrels (mostly Damy with some Cavin and Tremeaux), 25% of which were new, with occasional lees stirring.