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2018 Searby Vineyard Chardonnay

Medium-to-full bodied, yet crisp and dry, crafted from heritage vines planted in 1972. Notes of Bartlett pear, honeysuckle, and lemon zest.

$67.00 750mL
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James MacPhail's Notes

Searby is one of those vineyards that's got everything. It is one of the oldest Chardonnay vineyards in the Russian River, and when Warren Dutton first planted it in 1972, that was unheard of - he was pushing the envelope too far. But out in the vineyard today, the vines are still thriving, it's dry-farmed, very old-school, and makes a wine that is really special. When you drink this wine, you know that you're drinking something different.

James Macphail
15 months in 100% French Oak (30% new)
Russian River Valley

Tasting Notes

This full bodied wine has big, fresh aromatics with notes of passion fruit, honeydew melon and Bartlett Pear. The palate thrills with flavors of pineapple, crushed white rose, honeysuckle and pear.

Production Notes

Hand-picked fruit from the 49-year-old Searby Vineyard was barrel-fermented with native yeasts followed by 100% malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged sur lie for 15 months in French oak before aging in bottle for two years prior to release.

Picture of Searby Vineyard during the day.