The 2017 Porter Creek Russian River Valley Chardonnay is produced principally from the winery's own hillside parcel and blended with one very small older vineyard in the Green Valley neighborhood of the Russian River Valley. Both vineyards are planted with the very small berry clone “Old Wente”, which is known for rich body and aromatic complexity. The cool growing season and lower yields of 2017 further enhance acidity and brightness. The percentage of new French oak barrels is strictly held to a maximum of 30% to keep vineyard character in the forefront.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Russian River Valley AVA
Aging: French oak, 30% new or less