CHARDONNAY Russian River Vyds Petersen Vineyard (901839)
Russian River Vineyards
2019 Petersen Chardonnay
Sonoma County, California
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.