Aromas of ripe pears and fruit crisp. The palate is nicely-balanced with classic barrel- fermented flavors and creamy mid-palate textures. The finish is reminiscent of fresh fruit and cream.
The grapes are harvested by hand. The ripe clusters are then ferried to the winery where the juice is pressed directly into a combination of new (45%) and neutral (55%) French oak barrels. Each barrel is stirred during fermentation to enhance body and mouth feel and to encourage a healthy fermentation. The wine goes through its malolactic fermentation slowly and without inoculation.
Located just south of the town of Healdsburg, Foppiano vineyards sits on 160 acres in the acclaimed appellation of the Russian River Valley. Cool morning fog and warm summer days create an ideal microclimate for grape growing. The Foppiano family has been producing world class fruit on this land since its purchase in 1896. Serving Hints Excelled pairings include seared scallops and roasted chicken with tarragon.
Producer: Foppiano Vineyards
Region: Russian River Valley
Wine Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Total Acidity: 5.78 G/L
Residual Sugar: 0.8 G/L
2020: 90 Pts - James Suckling, Apr 2022
2017: 92 Pts - 'Best Buy' - Wine & Spirits, Oct 2019