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2020 Mossback Russian River Valley Chardonnay

A bright and vibrant Chardonnay with beautiful fresh fruit flavors and a lovely, creamy texture from French oak aging.

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Tasting Notes

Mossback Chardonnay is an elegant example of fruit harvested from the Aquarius Vineyard in the heart of the Russian River Valley. This wine was primarily cold-fermented to accentuate the classic characteristics of grapes grown in this cool-climate, Sonoma County appellation. Beautiful pear and crisp green apple aromas lead to flavors of peach, green fig and lime zest. 20% percentage of the wine was barrel fermented and aged to add a lush texture with notes of vanilla and butterscotch. This is a bright and vibrant Chardonnay with a mineral finish that blends with the creaminess from the French-oak aging.

Vineyard Notes

Mossback Chardonnay draws grapes from Aquarius Vineyards, which is nestled among the flourishing pine and fir trees along the Russian River just east of Guerneville. Chardonnay from this cool climate yields low pH and high acidity creating the signature crisp, lively flavors. A portion of the wine was aged in French oak for a lovely creaminess that does not overwhelm the fruit flavors. We blend in a portion of barrel aged Dunnigan Hills Chardonnay to add viscosity and lush tropical fruit flavors to the wine.

Production Notes

1,925 cases

Pairings

Pair this with spring rolls, a lobster bisque or pasta in a cream sauce with truffles
Vintage 2020
Wine Style Dry White Wine
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Russian River Valley
PH 3.79%
Alcohol % 13.9%
Size 750 ml