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2021 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay

2021 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay

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94 Points - James Suckling

"A superbly balanced Chardonnay from a single vineyard in Sonoma's Russian River Valley.  Rued Vineyard is a unique piece of property, lying just five miles from the ocean.  I love the 'sea spray' minerality here, which adds an intriguing tension to the tactile palate.  A very foodie wine."  - Cristie Kerr

Tasting Notes
The 2021 Chardonnay from Rued Vineyard has a captivating, complex nose of chamomile, quince, crushed white rocks, pastry flour, and delicate pear. The palate is full and weighty, yet light on its feet with quince, Jordan almond, chamomile, and a hint of lemon zest – all balanced with lovely texture and acidity. This wine continues to evolve in the glass, indicating the ability for near term enjoyment or additional cellaring.
100% Chardonnay sourced from Rued Vineyard
Sonoma Coast
Aged 16 months in 35% new French oak
Alcohol %
Helen Keplinger
Winemaker Notes
Barrel fermented and Sur Lies aged. 100% Malolactic Fermentation
Harvest Date
Bottling Date
Agro Ad Amphorum
Latin Translation: From Soil to Bottle
The Rued Vineyard is filled with gorgeous, old, gnarled, mossy vines on a gentle slope in a cool spot in between Graton and Occidental. These vines are lovingly farmed by Ulises Valdez, with plenty of attention to detail. The slow ripening at this site seems to lead to ever-evolving wines with incredible concentration and depth.