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2015 Westside Farms Vineyard 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: This aromatically rich wine offers hints of Granny Smith apple, Meyer lemon and lime blossom, with underlying layers of flint and cedar. The palate unfolds into a deliciously tart, mouthwatering, yet dense array of honeysuckle, peach, lemon zest and savory phyllo pastry. The decadent flavors are balanced by tangy acidity and accentuated by the soft, creamy oak that fills out the mid-palate, giving the wine a beautiful texture and extremely long, zesty 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
 
 
Vineyard(s): Westside Farms
Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Aging: 9 months in 35% new French oak
Alcohol: 13.9%
pH /T.A.: 3.12 /8.3 gm/L
Production: 631 cases
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$55.00
/ 750ML
SKU: GFVCH151WF
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