Croix 2016 Chardonnay

Narrow Gauge
Russian River Valley AVA
94 Points — Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
94 Points — Jeb Dunnuck
Russian River Valley AVA
100% Chardonnay
15 months in oak
Cases Produced

The Croix Estate 2016 “Narrow Gauge” Chardonnay was named to honor northern California’s narrow gauge railroad movement in the late 1870’s - a revolution that rapidly expanded agricultural and industrial development, and ultimately made Sonoma County into the agricultural and winemaking powerhouse that it is today. This Chardonnay is a blend of fruit from esteemed vineyards Morelli Lane, Floodgate, Bacigalupi, and Ritchie, all located within the Green Valley sub-appellation and the greater Russian River Valley. A full bodied, yet bright and refreshing style of Chardonnay, this wine has a golden straw color and a bouquet of raw honey, marmalade, fresh citrus zest, toasted pine nuts, rocky flints, all spice, toasted oak and lusciousness on the nose that is ever so inviting. Flavors of island ripe pineapple, apple, stone fruit, and crisp pear blend together in a beautifully balanced palate.

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