CHARDONNAY

Photo of Ancient Oak Chardonnay – Sonoma County – 2008

Ancient Oak Chardonnay – Sonoma County – 2008

Soils seasoned with volcanic stones, Sonoma loam, lazy summer afternoons followed closely by cool Pacific fog, and lots of manual labor go into our Chardonnay. The grapes, from small family vineyards in the Russian River Valley and other appellations in Sonoma County, were harvested in late September and early October when the balance of tannins, […]

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Photo of Ancient Oak Chardonnay – Russian River Valley – 2011

Ancient Oak Chardonnay – Russian River Valley – 2011

Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley is one of the finest places to grow Chardonnay in the world. The consistent climate pattern during the summer growing season – no rain, cool, often foggy mornings followed by sunny, warm afternoons, and an evening cool-down – produces fruit without the high sugar and low acids that can result […]

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