by Rutherford Ranch |
Item # 386682
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Model # 9009279 |
Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay, Napa Valley (750 ml)

About this item

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  • Aromas and flavors: ripe Asian pear, kumquat
  • Hints of fresh lemongrass and vanilla
  • Aged in stainless steel and French oak
  • Food pairing: chicken, grilled fish, creamy soups, cheese
  • ABV: 13.5%
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Description

The growing season began with unseasonably warm winter and spring temperatures across Napa Valley. As a result, bud break was early. Colder temperatures then followed, creating a smaller crop than previous years as winemakers prepared for harvest. Picking began in early August, proving to be one of the earliest harvests Napa Valley has ever seen. Across the valley, winemakers were happy to report the outstanding quality and great fruit concentration produced by the early harvest. Rutherford Ranch Napa Valley Chardonnay was fermented in a combination of both stainless steel and French oak using the sur lies method. Their stainless steel fermentation process allows them to preserve the fruit’s natural lush flavors and aromatic qualities. The French oak barrel sur lies then imparts a rich and buttery mouthfeel, creating a complex yet elegantly balanced Chardonnay.

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