The Sun Chardonnay is the golden counterpart to our Pinot Noir Barrel Selections. It is crafted from the best Chardonnay barrels of the vintage, with an emphasis on grapes from the Green Valley sub-appellation. Here, the long growing season allows for a drawn-out ripening process, resulting in small clusters with bright, fresh, complex character.
The Sun's bouquet reveals notes of Meyer lemon, vanilla bean and nutmeg. On the palate, a velvety mouthfeel complements butterscotch and poached pear. The finish is long, with hints of minerality.
Ageing: 100% French oak barrels
Varietal Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
Final Analysis: Alcohol 14.6%; T.A. 0.69 g/100mL; pH 3.36
Bottling Date: June 2016
Cases Produced: 242
Barrel Selections are blended from the best barrels of each sub-region. In this way, we offer a walk through the Russian River Valley. Earth Pinot Noir conveys the dark fruits and firm structure of the warm Middle Reach area. Moon Pinot Noir aspires to capture the balanced layering of black and red fruits in Green Valley. Sun Chardonnay displays the bright warmth of Green Valley's small golden clusters. Finally, Stars Pinot Noir is blended for coastal flavors of soil and perfume.