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2012 Westside Farms Chardonnay
2012 Westside Farms Chardonnay
Russian River Valley
VINEYARD: Just four miles up Westside Road from our winery, Westside Farms sits along the banks of the winding Russian River. The Chardonnay grown here is a particular favorite of ours. The vines were planted in 1989 to Chardonnay Clone 4, and we work closely with the growers on viticultural decisions throughout the growing season. With deep, river-deposited sandy loam soils, the cool evenings prolong the ripening process, yielding consistently elegant, intense fruit.
 
TASTING NOTES: Pure and beautifully focused, the Westside Farms Chardonnay opens up with enticing aromas of butterscotch, toasted hazelnuts, and warm baking spices. It seamlessly transitions into a rich, textural palate supported by decadent notes of vanilla, caramel, and zesty lemon-lime. A careful selection of lightly toasted new French oak lends silky tannins that perfectly integrate with an intense minerality and a lingering natural acidity. Densely layered flavors, coupled with a persistent finish, can be attributed to gentle lees stirring as the wine aged in barrel.
 
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
 
 
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$55.00
/ 750ML
SKU: GFVCH121WF
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