2021 Picket Fence Vineyards Chardonnay
Russian River Valley
The grapes for this Chardonnay are grown in the Russian River Vineyards of Oak Meadows Vineyard and Cameron Vineyard, where the warm days and cool nights allow the grapes to ripen while retaining a balanced acid.
The grapes were pressed whole cluster and cold to retain the bright fruit. Following a long, cool primary fermentation, the wine went through full malolactic fermentation to round out the palate.
“Picket Fence Chardonnay is classic Russian River, with citrus blossom, hints of ripe stone fruit, crème brûlée, and a bright balanced acidity. Lightly toasted French oak enhances the structure and spice, coalescing into a round juicy wine with an attractive lingering finish.” -- Alison Crowe, Winemaker