2019 EnRoute Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, "Brumaire"
Our winemaker dubbed this an enchanting Chardonnay from a Goldilocks vintage, with captivating citrus blossom perfume, stone fruit flavors and zesty minerality that could easily be described as juuust right.
With its fragrant Meyer lemon and vanilla perfume, citrus zest notes on entry and gushing fruit, the 2019 vintage balances sophisticated opulence with refreshing minerality. Layers of citrus and stone fruit flavors offer palate-filling flavor and texture while lively acidity brightens the palate. Cool mineral notes chime in on a finish that is long and lifted.
EnRoute Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, “Brumaire,” is named for the fog that gently envelops the vineyards in Russian River Valley, creating the perfect climate to nurture our fruit to ideal ripeness. A discrete group of select clones and growing areas combine to produce the “Brumaire” blend. The Wente clone benefits from the warmth of the northernmost vineyard along Westside Road and contributes an oily texture and tropical notes. The Rued clone, grown in the cool climate of Green Valley, brings beautiful perfume and floral notes to the wine. The Heritage clone provides notes of pear and citrus from a vineyard cultivated in the Goldridge sandy loam along Vine Hill Road in Sebastopol.
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