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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Russian River
Acid
6.6 g/L
pH
3.56
Residual Sugar
1.2 g/L
Alcohol %
14.5

2018 Valley of the Moon Reserve Chardonnay, Russian River Valley


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SKU: WPR18CHRR

Aromas of white peach, nectarine and apricot with just a hint of creamy oak tones. The palate offers ripe stone fruit, fresh orchard yellow apple, ginger and anise spice. Lifted by bright acidity to balance a vanilla and cinnamon finish. 

The versatility of Chardonnay allows for a multitude of food pairings. Try cream-based pastas and gnocchi, fresh seafoods (pan seared in butter, or on the grill) and any foods with soft, creamy textures like younger washed rind cheeses and even paté. 

Wine Profile
Production Notes
100% Malolactic fermentation. 50% Barrel fermented and aged 9 months in primarily new French oak. 50% Stainless steel fermented and aged 9 months.
Winemaker Notes
2018 began with a cool spring and good rainfall. Moderate summer temperatures brought slow ripening and an extended warm fall meant later flavor development and overall balance. We saw ripe tannins with beautiful color and flavor depth while keeping good structural acidity.