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2016 Martin Ray Sonoma County Chardonnay

2016 Martin Ray Sonoma County Chardonnay

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SKU: 1607

The Vineyards

In an effort to produce a wine that pays honorable tribute to the esteemed AVA’s of the
Russian River Valley, Sonoma Valley, and Carneros region, as well as over-deliver in quality for
both the Chardonnay enthusiast and casual wine drinker alike, we source our grapes from
premium sites throughout the region. Our long-established relationships with the growers who
supply our fruit ensures consistent, impeccable quality vintage after vintage. This blend
includes, in large part, several of the vineyards that have shown such exceptional quality as to
be bottled as limited-production, single vineyard Chardonnays including Bisordi and Mill
Station of Dutton Ranch.

Vintage Notes

In an effort to produce a wine that pays honorable tribute to the esteemed AVA’s of the
Russian River Valley, Sonoma Valley, and Carneros region, as well as over-deliver in quality for
both the Chardonnay enthusiast and casual wine drinker alike, we source our grapes from
premium sites throughout the region. Our long-established relationships with the growers who
supply our fruit ensures consistent, impeccable quality vintage after vintage. This blend
includes, in large part, several of the vineyards that have shown such exceptional quality as to
be bottled as limited-production, single vineyard Chardonnays including Bisordi and Mill
Station of Dutton Ranch.

Winemaking Notes

Due to the diversity of our sourcing, each lot is picked individually at peak ripeness and flavor
development. The fruit is gently pressed with long cycles so as not to over-extract bitter
tannins, cold-settled for two days and then racked to 35% new French oak barrels for fermentation.
Some lots are allowed indigenous fermentations, while others are inoculated with carefully
chosen yeast strains to accentuate fruit or aromatics. All lots undergo malolactic fermentation
to add a rich mouthfeel while maintaining delicate floral aromas.

Tasting Notes

We are thrilled with the intricacies and sophistication of this vintage’s Chardonnay. Delicious
aromas of ripe cantaloupe, golden apples, decadent coconut cream pie, and aromatic honeysuckle,
with pronounced Meyer lemon zest make this fresh, crisp Chardonnay an effortless
companion with food as well as elegant everyday drinker.

Food Pairings

Pair this refreshing Chardonnay with grilled herb marinated sea bass with mango chutney.