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2013 Westside Farms Chardonnay
2013 Westside Farms Chardonnay
Russian River Valley
VINEYARD: Just four miles up Westside Road from our winery, grower David Ramey produces truly amazing Chardonnay on his 40-acre vineyard that sits along the banks of the winding Russian River. With deep, river-deposited sandy loam soils, the cool evenings prolong the ripening process, yielding consistently elegant, intense fruit.
 
TASTING NOTES: This is a complex, aromatically rich wine that offers hints of baked apple, Meyer lemon, lime blossom and white peach, followed by a dense palate of honeysuckle,golden apricot, tangerine zest and white ginger. The decadent flavors are beautifully balanced by the completely natural, tangy acidity and accentuated by the delicateoak treatment. Aging in oak puncheons and light toast barrels works perfectly with this wine as it contributes to the wine’s structure and spice profile without maskingthe fresh, crisp, vibrant aromas and flavors.
 
Westside Farms
DISTANCE FROM WINERY
< 4 miles
 
SIZE
40 acres
 
GROWERS
David Ramey, Owner
Redwood Empire Vineyard Management, Vineyard Managers
 
VARIETALS SOURCED HERE
Chardonnay
 
CLONE/ROOTSTOCK INFO
Chardonnay: Clone 4 planted on AxR rootstock
 
SOILS
Yolo sandy loam
 
SITE DESCRIPTION
On the banks of the Russian River, this site offers a north/south row orientation with great east/west exposure that ensures the fruit gets enough sunlight to ripen fully. Lack of water stress means little irrigation is required; better for concentration and balance.
 
FRUIT CHARACTER
Chardonnay:
  • Lean, crisp, well-structured and food-friendly.
  • Long hang-time yields balance, elegance and ripe flavors without overripe characteristics
  • Full, firm clusters and slightly plump grapes with excellent acidity
  • Balance of flavor, acid, phenolics and sugar
 
 
94 Points
Wine Enthusiast
 
"This excellent vineyard-designated wine showcases salty brine and explosive minerality. It's light and bright on the nose but fleshy in lemon, lime and peach, with a zesty quality to the texture. Integrated oak, only 40% of it new, plays a background role, allowing for a soft, lengthy palate and a structure that suggests this will age well." – June 2016
92 Points
International Wine Review
 
"The Chardonnay Westside Farms is light gold and exhibits a delicate floral character with aromas of orchard fruit and light toast. It is refined with a clean, pure and perfumed character, excellent balance and a persistent finish." – September 2015
Vineyard(s): Westside Farms
Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Aging: 8 months in 40% new French oak
Alcohol: 13.6%
pH /T.A.: 3.43 /6.8 gm/L
Production: 747 cases
IMPORTANT NOTE
This wine has naturally occurring tartrate crystals that you will notice upon opening the bottle. This is NOT a defect! We invite you to learn about what we call "Wine Diamonds" here.
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SKU: GFVCH131WF
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