Chardonnay
Helfer Vineyard, 2014

$ 48.00$ 98.00

The Helfer Vineyard is located in the Vine Hill area of the Russian River Valley. The vineyard’s densely planted vines require hand cultivation and yield more concentrated fruit than can be achieved by traditional California vine spacing. We bottle this Chardonnay without fining or filtration to preserve its finer qualities.

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Winemaker's Notes

Lemon-lime notes on the initial aromas are followed by the signature star fruit nuance. Smooth and seamless on the mouth, there is just enough acidity for this wine to remain juicy and mouth-watering. I want to call this vineyard’s personality more Rubenesque than the Scherrer Vineyard, but it really doesn’t accurately describe the wine’s shape. Let’s just say it is in fine shape amply endowed and fit yet not ‘skinny.’ There are curves in just the right places and there is strength where needed.

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Reviews

  1. Judi Scherrer

    Wine SpectatorMarch 2017

    Rich and layered, with a distinctive mix of anise-laced fig, melon and apple flavors. Ends with a dose of smoky, toasty oak. Drink now through 2020. 91 Points. Jim Laube

  2. Judi Scherrer

    VinousAugust 2017

    Smoke, pastry, baked apple and pear run through the 2014 Chardonnay Helfer Vineyard. There is good immediacy to the fruit, yet the 2014 remains medium in body and nicely lifted, with good Russian River intensity and silkiness to match its gracious personality. Another 6-12 months in bottle will help the oak integrate more fully. 91 Points. Antonio Galloni

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