CHARDONNAY Russian River Vyds Petersen Vineyard (901839)

CHARDONNAY Russian River Vyds Petersen Vineyard (901839)


Russian River Vineyards

2019 Petersen Chardonnay

Winemaker Collection

Sonoma County, California


Item# 901839

Case of 6

600 cases produced


Sweepstakes Best White Wine - Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Double Gold/Best of Class - Sonoma County Harvest Fair

88pts - Wine Enthusiast

Bronze Medal - SF Chronicle Wine Competition


Grapes:  100% Chardonnay


Tasting Notes:  A bright, crisp wine with strong fruit flavor, including tropical notes, and a subtle sweetness.  The use of Montrachet Yeast adds to the complexity of the nose and adds an intense tropical element.  The long, slow temperature-controlled fermentation allows the esters to flourish in this wine, while allowing the palate to remain full and rich.


A follow-on to the Sonoma Harvest Fair winner from 2018, this wine was in the middle of fermentation at the time the fires of 2019 struck; causing PG&E power safety shutoffs, along with mandatory evacuations.  The wine was on its own for a long, slow room temperature ferment, and did not undergo malolactic.  Zero malo helps preserve freshness.