Kenwood Six Ridges Chardonnay 2018
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
The vintage of 2018 was extended by pleasant and mild temperatures throughout the growing season and we harvested the fully ripe, flavorful Chardonnay grapes from September 25th through October 1st. The juice went directly to French oak barrels for barrel fermentation. After the primary alcoholic fermentation was complete, a select number of barrels underwent a secondary malolactic fermentation to soften the wine and give it a lush creamy note. The barrels aged sur lie for ten months, undergoing battonage or stirring every two weeks until the winemaker decided the wines had achieved the perfect balance.
Heady apple, nutmeg and oak define this generously ripe white, made in a robust style. Creamy on the palate it finishes opulently in vanilla bean. VIRGINIE BOONE
Shows lots of juicy freshness to the apple and green pear flavors. Notes of citrus zest and angel food cake emerge on the broad-textured finish. Drink now. 17,300 cases made.