Russian River Valley Chardonnay Bottle

Russian River Valley

The Winside Vineyard was planted to all Pinot Noir in 1997 and 2008, but over the years we realized Chardonnay would also thrive on this site. After a certain clone continued to fall short of our expectations over several years, we decided in 2015 to take the opportunity to t-bud some different clones onto the already existing root system. In addition, we took a small section and budded over to Chardonnay, finally giving us the chance to make a Russian River Chardonnay. The 2017 marks the second release of this wine, and every indication is that the site is very well suited to Chardonnay.