From vines planted in sandy soils comes this rock star of a Chardonnay hitting those impressive high notes with tart peach and citrus, backed by a chorus of salty mineral and earth. This will hit its stride around 2022 and get a well-deserved standing ovation from Chardonnay lovers around the world.
Also from the Russian River Valley, the 2017 Chardonnay Highland Divide comes from the cooler Green Valley region and a slightly higher elevation site (it’s still in the fog layer though). Lots of citrus, lemon curd, and orange blossom notes as well as some salty minerality emerge from this rich yet racy white. A great example of the vintage with its sweet fruit and bright acidity, it’s balanced, with terrific purity of fruit and a great finish.