2017 Nickel & Nickel Stiling Vineyard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma
2017 Nickel & Nickel Stiling Vineyard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma
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Vibrant acidity, a creamy palate and bursts of citrus and stone-fruit flavors make this Russian River Valley gem at once expansive and refreshing.

Wine Specs
Russian River Valley
Harvest Date
September 30 – October 3, 2017
French oak barrels (50% new, 50% once-used)
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This is one of the best Stiling Chardonnay’s produced to date. The beauty of 2017 lies in the harmonious balance of the vintage and this 2017 Stiling Chardonnay offers delicate aromas of honeysuckle, muscat and lemon zest. The crisp acidity naturally derived in the Russian River accentuates succulent flavors of green apple, muscat and Meyer lemon. The oak offers a nice spice that complements the fruit, adding complexity and depth. These refreshing flavors linger on the finish, enticing yet another sip.
Vineyard Notes
Stiling Vineyard, located in the Green Valley Appellation of the Russian River Valley, was planted by the Stiling family in 1988. The vineyard is composed of the famous Goldridge sandy loam soils which produce vines of moderate vigor. We source our fruit from two different blocks and two different clones - the See clone and the Rued clone. These clones each offer a unique flavor to the Stiling wine. The coastal influence produces daytime temperatures that allow the grapes to slowly develop full ripeness while retaining perfect balance. Nickel & Nickel produces Chardonnay from 10.5-acres within the 35-acre vineyard.