Raeburn Chardonnay 2015
From the winery: "The 2015 Raeburn 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".
"California was blessed by a stellar vintage in 2015. In spite of drought conditions, light yields and a very early harvest, quality is exceptional. A mild winter fostered an early bud break and bloom, however, unseasonably cold spring temperatures followed which resulted in smaller berries and grape clusters. The warm and dry summer days hastened ripening and growers began picking in late July with all grapes in by the end of September – a very compact harvest season! White varietals showcase elegant aromatics and bright acidic structure".
"Our Chardonnay is hand-picked at dawn from several Russian River Valley vineyards to maintain ideal brix levels of 24° to 24.5°. Once gently pressed, 75% of the juice is fermented in French and Hungarian oak barrels. This yields an elegant layering of toasty, vanilla overtones with bright fruit flavors. The finish is graceful and sophisticated".
Alc. by Vol. 14%