Valravn 2019 Chardonnay Sonoma County
Grapes are hand-harvested and night-picked from a few select vineyards in the Sonoma Coast, Russian River, and Petaluma Gap AVA. Robert Young Clone chardonnay adds minerality and freshness, old Wente Clone planted on the Goldridge soils brings weight and tropical fruits and the early ripening Clone 76 beautiful aromatics and balance.
100% of the wine was fermented in barrel, with full spontaneous malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in 100% French oak barrels (mostly Damy with some Cavin and Tremeaux), 25% of which were new, with occasional lees stirring. The wine aged for 10 months in barrel before the final blend was assembled.