2018 was a great year in Russian River Valley, moderate temperatures yielded a long and even growing season leaving the farmers to a relaxing harvest. A cool spring granted for a long bloom followed by a moderately hot summer. Rain in early October was followed by a dry spell allowing the grapes to mature a few additional weeks leading to a later-than-normal harvest. Grapes of this vintage showcase depth, balanced flavors and outstanding color.
Raeburn Chardonnay shows an array of complex fruit tones ranging from pear and Gravenstein apple to nectarine. The fruit is beautifully complemented with toasted oak, vanilla and hints of Crème Brûlée with a balanced and elegant finish.