CHARDONNAY Russian River Vyds Petersen Vineyard (901839)


Russian River Vineyards

2019 Petersen Chardonnay

Winemaker Collection

Sonoma County, California


Item# 901839

Case of 6

265 cases produced


Best of Class/Double Gold/96pts – East Meets West


Grapes:  100% Chardonnay


Tasting Notes:  Pear, peach, apple and a hint of flint.  Gorgeous baked apples with golden raisin and brown sugar, comice pear tart, apricot scone with clarified butter.  What a fabulous creamy texture this wine has, despite no oak influence at all.


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.