Helfer Vineyard, 2017

$ 50.00

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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750 mL $ 50.00 $ 0.00

Winemaker's Notes

I have been working with this fine one-acre site since 1998. Aromas and flavors of apple galette with an extra dose of fresh Fuji apple lead into a decisively mouth-watering finish. Quite structured for a white wine, exhibiting acidity and a sense of minerality (which has essentially nothing to do with actual mineral levels in the wine) this is both refreshing and substantial even though the alcohol level clocking in a tad below 14% this year. Rather than an impressively effusive collection of diverse characteristics as in the past, this seems to have a surprising level of unity at this young stage.






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