R&B Sarabande Chardonnay "Reserve"

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R&B Sarabande Chardonnay "Reserve"

This chardonnay hails from the beautiful, hillside, Lone Oak Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. It was lovingly handcrafted in a combination of fermentation vessels, including French oak barrels and puncheons, and two traditional Burgundian concrete eggs. The eggs are special: it is not only the traditional method used in Burgundy to create some of the greatest Chardonnays, but its unique shape and design creates a vortex that keeps the lees in constant motion, adding to mouth feel and structure. The eggs also emphasize the "mineralite" of the wine and enhances balance. We used different yeasts with each barrel, puncheon and egg, creating additional layers of complexity and nuance to the final wine and bringing out different aspects of the fruit.

This chardonnay hails from the beautiful, hillside, Lone Oak Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. It was lovingly handcrafted in a combination of fermentation vessels, including French oak barrels and puncheons, and two traditional Burgundian concrete eggs. The eggs are special: it is not only the traditional method used in Burgundy to create some of the greatest Chardonnays, but its unique shape and design creates a vortex that keeps the lees in constant motion, adding to mouth feel and structure. The eggs also emphasize the "mineralite" of the wine and enhances balance. We used different yeasts with each barrel, puncheon and egg, creating additional layers of complexity and nuance to the final wine and bringing out different aspects of the fruit.

The Wine: You will notice tropical notes with hints of pineapple and apple with the slightest hint of butterscotch and coconut. The wine is big and rich, yet completely balanced. While oak is there, it is completely integrated into the wine. The acid is crisp and vibrant, yet perfectly balanced by the rich fruit, mineral characteristics and long finish.

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