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2019 Searby Vineyard Chardonnay

Full bodied, yet crisp and dry, crafted from heritage vines planted in 1972. Notes of Meyer lemon, Barlett pear, and passion fruit.

$64.00 750mL
  • 90 Wine Spectator rating logo with black text - The Calling Wine
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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
16 months in 100% French Oak (20% new)
Russian River Valley

Tasting Notes

This full-bodied wine has big, fresh aromatics with notes of Meyer lemon tart, Bartlett pear, stone fruits, white flowers, lemon oil, and passion fruit. The palate is crisp with flavors of pineapple, lemon zest, crushed white rose, and Gravenstein apple.

Production Notes

Hand-picked fruit from the 50 year-old Searby Vineyard was barrel-fermented with native yeasts followed by 100% malolactic fermentation.
The wine was aged sur lie for 16 months in French oak.

Picture of Searby Vineyard during the day.