Rütz 2018 Chardonnay

Russian River Valley AVA
Special Selection — Gold Medal Wine Club
Russian River Valley AVA
100% Chardonnay
in oak
Cases Produced

With five generations of French viniculture heritage, Keith Rütz strives to create a Russian River Valley Chardonnay that has a great backbone of natural acidity and structure, a crisp, cool limestone minerality character, finesse, and balance. Pale gold in color, the 2018 Proprietors Reserve Chardonnay leads with minerality and savory herb notes. The nose offers a hint of stone fruit like golden apple and pear skin, followed by a range of Provence herbs. The oak is almost unnoticeable, until a hint of toasted sesame seed arises on the finish. This Chardonnay clearly speaks to the terroir of the Russian River Valley, with flint and sandy limestone across the subdued yet wildly drinkable palate.

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