2013 The Gardener Chardonnay Sonoma Russian River Valley
The Gardener wines are part of Horse & Plow, started in 2008 by husband-and-wife winemaking team Chris Condos and Suzanne Hagins. They craft this wine from the Don Miguel Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. It’s a rarity, with only 225 cases produced. This ravishing white has bright acidity and ripe notes of pear and Gravenstein apple. Slightly nutty and floral, this wine has us thinking of grilling up some scallop kebabs and brushing them with lemon and browned butter.