This vital wine reflects the perfectly-sited vineyard where it was grown. Brilliant gold in color, with fresh tree and tropical fruit aromas highlighted by apple and pineapple, with exotic white flowers and saltwater taffy. Opens with apple pastry and vanilla flavors, with a concentrated midpalate and medium acidity.

Facts & Figures

  • Vintage2018
  • Varietal composition100% Chardonnay
  • AppellationAnderson Valley
  • Harvest DatesSeptember 28, 2018
  • Release DatesJanuary 1, 2020
  • Alcohol/PH/TA14.1% / 3.45 / 5.8 g/L
  • CooperagesDamy, Francois Freres, Kadar, Rousseau, and Taransaud
  • Cases Produced799 6/750 mL

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Critical Acclaim

"Bravium's incredibly boutique, small production wines deliver traditional, balanced Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that are a true gift and rarity in the state thanks to his emphasis on carefully tended and selected terroir and his dedication to the "less is more" approach."

— Ian Cauble, Master Sommelier

"Readers looking for a terrific value in California Chardonnay should check out the 2016 Chardonnay Russian River Valley. With clean orchard fruits, spice, and hints of brioche, it's medium-bodied, lightly textured and graceful, with beautiful purity of fruit and length."

— Jeb Dunnuck

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