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2014 Westside Farms Chardonnay
2014 Westside Farms Chardonnay
Russian River Valley
VINEYARD: Just four miles up Westside Road from our winery, growers Ron and Pam Kaiser produce truly amazing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on their 40-acre Westside Farms vineyard that 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 Kaisers 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: Lush aromas of white peach, apricot, and freshly baked pear tart fill the glass. Floral notes of honeysuckle and jasmine work in harmony with elements of light toast, spice, and vanilla crème. Full and broad upon entry, the palate is balanced with an array of underlying lime zest and citrus oil. The complex variety of flavors come together with ease and deliver a Chardonnay with remarkable texture and a long lasting finish.
 
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
 
 
93 Points
International Wine Review
 
“This is an opulent Chardonnay rich in tropical fruit and toasted oak aromas and flavors. It reveals a beautiful texture on the palate and is mouth filling with hints of stone fruit. Aged 8 months in 40% new French oak, it is a gorgeous wine with a long elegant finish.” — May 2017
Vineyard(s): Westside Farms
Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Aging: 8 months in 40% new French oak
Alcohol: 13.9%
pH /T.A.: 3.22 /7.5 gm/L
Production: 714 cases
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$50.00
/ 750ML
SKU: GFVCH141WF
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