The 2012 Picket Fence Chardonnay is classic Russian River.
Citrus blossom, hints of ripe stone fruit, crème brûlée, and a
bright balanced acidity. I imagine this rich Chardonnay paired
with a lobster risotto garnished with slivers of citrus peel, thyme
and white pepper. Or a simple roast chicken, coated with herbs
de Provence, sea salt and a light dusting of freshly grated nutmeg
instead of black pepper.
The Picket Fence Chardonnay is grown in the Russian River Valley vineyards of River East and Green Valley Vineyard where warm, sunny days alternate with cool foggy evenings, enabling the grapes to ripen slowly producing sophisticated flavors. Grapes are hand harvested in ideal conditions to keep the clusters cool and preserve acidity and crisp flavors. The grapes travel just a short distance to the winery, ensuring they arrive in peak condition.
|Picket Fence Chardonnay is grown in the Russian River Valley
vineyards of River East and Green Valley Vineyard where warm,
sunny days alternate with cool, foggy evenings, enabling the
grapes to ripen slowly, producing sophisticated flavors. Grapes
are hand-harvested in ideal conditions to keep the clusters cool
and preserve acidity and crisp flavors. The grapes travel a short
distance to the winery, ensuring they arrive in peak condition.
|Picket Fence wines grew out of a desire to create handcrafted wines that reflect the awe-inspiring appeal of Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. This spectacular region is a place of unparalleled beauty with unique growing conditions and vineyards. It is the coolest appellation in Sonoma County with diverse soils and microclimates owing to its tumultuous geological history.
In the summer evenings a thick fog pours into the valley, sometimes dropping the temperature 40 degrees; then steadily retreats to the nearby coast by mid-morning leaving sunlit days. These specific climate conditions allow the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly having long hang time on the vine which allows full, rich flavors to develop. These make for some of the best conditions recognized for growing world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. When we decided to make a wine together, we embraced the Russian River Valley as our winemaking home.
Expertly grown and harvested, our grapes are a true expression of the soil and climate that specifically defines Russian River Valley. Created in small lots, Picket Fence Chardonnay and Pinot Noir celebrate our passion for the Russian River Valley and our sentiment that wine is a way of bringing family and friends together.