RUED VINEYARD Chardonnay
46 year old vines located in the cold heart of Green Valley in the Russian River Valley, barrel fermented and aged 17 months in 50% new French oak. The nose leads with citrus blossoms, lively lemon oil, guava and mango, there’s an energy to the aromatics, along with a definite sense of creaminess. The mouth is lush with lemon cream pie flavors and Rued’s signature minerality, echoing that same intriguing interplay of freshness and decadence, the wine leaves you with a kiss of toasty crème brulée on the finish. Less than 5,000 bottles produced.