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Fort Ross Vineyard

2018 Bicentennial Chardonnay

2018 Bicentennial Chardonnay

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast
Harvest Date
September 26-27, 2018
Aging
10 months in neutral French oak
Bottling Date
August 2019
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$48.00
 
SKU: FOCH18B

Fort Ross Vineyard was selected to produce a special Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to commemorate the 1812 – 2012 Bicentennial of the old Russian Settlement of Fort Ross on the Sonoma Coast. This was the site of the first grape plantings in all of Sonoma County and even foreshadowed the plantings in Napa County. The winery was given permission from the Kunstkamera of the St. Peter the Great Museum in St. Petersburg to use the painting of the old fort done in 1841 by the famous naturalist, Il'ya Vosnesenky. 

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This 2018 Bicentennial Chardonnay has forward aromatics of fragrant honeysuckle, chamomile, green apple and brioche with a hint of nutmeg. Layers of Honeycrisp apple, lemon curd and autumnal pear evolve on the rich palate, which is extended by mouthwatering acidity and the Fort Ross Vineyard cool coastal minerality. Bottling unfined and unfiltered contributes to the seamless texture and long, vibrant finish.
Winemaker Notes
The grapes were handpicked during the cool hours of the night in small two-gallon picking trays then hand sorted in the vineyard and gently whole cluster pressed at the winery.After pressing,the juice was put into barrels and underwent primary and malolactic fermentation in 100% neutral French oak.This discrete use of oak allowed the fruit to shine.This wine is comprised of small berried old Hyde field selection chosen for its richness and sleek structure.This heritage field selection has full, complex flavors that are intensified by the small size of both the bunches and the berries.
Other Notes
133 cases produced
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2018 Bicentennial Chardonnay

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast
Harvest Date
September 26-27, 2018
Aging
10 months in neutral French oak
Bottling Date
August 2019
Add To Cart
$48.00
 
SKU: FOCH18B