The Russian River Valley is a large and diverse appellation. Each neighborhood shows itself in a different way. Our Russian River Valley Chardonnay brings together all of those areas to make a wine representative of the appellation as a whole.
For us great Chardonnay is all about balance. The warmer areas of the Russian River Valley, like the Middle Reach and Santa Rosa Plain, give us stylish tropical fruit aromas. Areas like the Sebastopol Hills, home of the Peters Vineyard, produce more stone fruit flavors, bright acidity, and rich body. The Laguna Ridge provides leaner more austere grapes. Bringing all those qualities together with just the right amount of new oak allows us to make a wine that is balanced, and age worthy.