This vivacious wine reflects the perfectly-sited vineyard where it was grown. Pale-gold in color, with fresh lemon and tropical fruit aromas, clove spice, exotic white flowers, and saltwater taffy. Opens with lemon meringue and apple pie flavors, with a lightly creamy mid-palate and medium-plus acidity. This Chardonnay is fully realized, deftly walking a tightrope balanced between generosity and elegance. Persistent and complex flavors — with a transparent soil signature — linger on the finish of this delicious wine.

Facts & Figures

  • Vintage2019
  • Varietal composition100% Chardonnay
  • AppellationAnderson Valley
  • Harvest DatesSeptember 7 and 13, 2019
  • Release DatesAugust 1, 2020
  • Alcohol/PH/TA13.4% / 3.36 / 5.9 g/L
  • CooperagesDamy, Kadar, and Taransaud
  • Cases Produced1,854 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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