Migration Russian River Chardonnay 2014
Fermented 90% in French oak barrels (35% new), and aged there for a further 10 months. 25% of the blend was prevented from undergoing malolactic fermentation to emphasize a fresh character that balances the ripe fruit. Capturing both the sophistication and richness of cool-climate Russian River Valley Chardonnay, this has aromas of pineapple and fresh pear, nectarine, Meyer lemon and orange zest. The stone fruit and citrus elements continue on the palate, with layers of nectarine, tangerine and lemon curd, as well as hints of crème brulée, apple and subtle toast notes. Though the mouthfeel is long and rich, the wine’s natural acidity adds poise, focus and balance.