Overview

This bright and balanced wine perfectly reflects the cool-climate Russian River Valley vineyards where it was grown. Brilliant medium-gold color, with honey, pear, apple, pineapple, lemon oil, and white flowers aromas, and a judicious framing of vanillin oak. The wine opens with crisp pineapple and mango fruit flavors that turn into apple and pastry on the full-bodied mid-palate. A finely textured, invigorating mouthfeel, with medium acidity, turns into flinty minerality on the ripe and bouncy finish of this lively Chardonnay.

Facts & Figures

  • Vintage2019
  • Varietal composition100% Chardonnay
  • AppellationRussian River Valley
  • Harvest DatesSeptember 10, 23, and 26, 2019
  • Release DatesAugust 1, 2020
  • Alcohol/PH/TA13.5% / 3.57 / 5.5 g/L
  • CooperagesDamy, Kadar, and Taransaud
  • Cases Produced7,069 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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