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2008 Russian River Valley Chardonnay – $22

Release Price: $24 (subject to change)

Note: This is a future wine. It is still in the barrel. Once the wine is ready to drink, we will release and ship the wine. There is a minimum purchase of 6 bottles for all of our "future" selections. You may mix and match with other wines to place an order of 1 case (=12 bottles) to qualify for the 10% case discount.

2008 Russian River Valley Chardonnay


Vineyard Location: Russian River Valley
Varietal Composition: Chardonnay
Harvest Date:
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Expected Production: 40 cases


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Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California, comprising over 40% of all white varieties crushed in the state in 2000. Chardonnay dominates not only California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions, but also its hot, dry, bulk-producing areas.

The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears, and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter, and vanilla.

Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.

Preferred Pricing

1 - 2 cases: 10% off, 3 - 5 cases: 15% off, 6 + cases: 20% off (does not apply to Library & Reserve wines).
Mixed cases allowed. Wine club members are given an additional 5% off on all purchases.

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