2020 EnRoute Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, "Brumaire"
Opulent and elegant, the 2020 release of our Brumaire Chardonnay is filled with rich, tropical fruit flavor and a crisp acidity that begs to be paired with all of this season’s adventures.
With its fragrant Meyer lemon and vanilla perfume, citrus zest notes on entry and gushing fruit, the 2019 vintage balances sophisticated opulence with refreshing minerality. Layers of citrus and stone fruit flavors offer palate-filling flavor and texture while lively acidity brightens the palate. Cool mineral notes chime in on a finish that is long and lifted.
EnRoute Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, “Brumaire,” is named for the fog that gently envelops the vineyards in Russian River Valley, creating the perfect climate to nurture our fruit to ideal ripeness. A discrete group of select clones and growing areas combine to produce the “Brumaire” blend. The Wente clone benefits from the warmth of the northernmost vineyard along Westside Road and contributes an oily texture and tropical notes. The Rued clone, grown in the cool climate of Green Valley, brings beautiful perfume and floral notes to the wine. The Heritage clone provides notes of pear and citrus from a vineyard cultivated in the Goldridge sandy loam along Vine Hill Road in Sebastopol.
Russian River Valley
October 14, 2019
10 months sur lie in French oak barrels (30% new, 15% Puncheon, 55% neutral)