SALEMontagne Russe 2015 Chardonnay
Featured in our Garagiste Wine of the Month Club
- Dragon's Back
- Sonoma Coast AVA
- Black Knight Vineyard, Sonoma Coast AVA
- 14 months in French Oak
- Cases Produced
Montagne Russe’s 2015 ‘Dragon’s Back’ Chardonnay comes from the Black Night Vineyard in California’s Sonoma Coast. The vineyard is unique with so many microclimates that no two offer the same soil, elevation or facing. The ‘Dragon’s Back’ is the nickname of a particular Chardonnay block that runs along the spine of the Roger’s Creek fault - the fruit here is extremely mineral driven with nice acidity and an ample amount of tree fruit notes. Flinty, with hints of chalk, minerality, and citrus, the Montagne Russe 2015 Chardonnay is crisp, clean and round at the same time. As it warms up, lemon peel gives way to early season stone fruit notes and Bartlett pear. The wine’s golden color is a gateway to its complexity.