2017 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
From the clay soils and foggy nights of the mid-Russian River Valley comes Virginia Dare Russian River Valley Chardonnay, a creamy Chardonnay from the best heritage growing region in America. This luxurious white’s smooth texture supports tropical aromas of orange blossom, red grapefruit, Asian pear, and pineapple. Rounding out its profile are underlying flavors of toasty bread balanced with French oak. Like its beautiful namesake, the 2015 Virginia Dare Russian River Valley Chardonnay is an American original that you’ll still be talking about long after you’ve discovered it.
1oo% barrel fermented, 30% new oak, 10 months aging in French and European oak