Pam's Unoaked Chardonnay label
Pam's Unoaked Chardonnay bottle

Pam's Unoaked Chardonnay 2018

White Wine

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Item# 72082-18

Terroir

Cool morning fog sweeps from the Pacifi c Ocean over the Russian River Valley nearly every day. This unique climate produces diurnal swings ranging from 35 to 40 Farenheit, allowing the delicate Chardonnay grapes to ripen longer on the vine. As a result, Russian River Valley Chardonnay typically sees an increase in fl avor and complexity.

Vintage

It was a remarkable vintage for Chardonnay. The rains in 2014 came in February, altering the driest season ever to just below normal. A mild spring caused fl owering in early May, setting the growing season up to be an early one. Continued moderate weather with no heat spikes—led to intense fruit fl avors, allowing us to focus on the lively acidity giving us a bounty of citrus and apple fl avors. Only using stainless-steel aging, we crafted a crisp, delicious wine that is very approachable and food friendly.

Vinification

These Chardonnay grapes were pressed into stainless steel fermentation tanks and fermented cold, (58-60 degrees) to retain freshness. We source our grapes from Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Carneros, and the Russian River Valley. Clones: Primarily 04 and 14.