2017 Chardonnay Rodgers Creek Vineyard | Sonoma Coast
We like Chardonnay with structure, restraint, liveliness, and complexity – not a butter bomb dripping with toasty oak. Rodgers Creek Vineyard in the Sonoma Coast AVA gave us just what we were looking for – a hint of lemon curd, green apple, a touch of grapefruit, stone fruit nuances, minerality, and vanilla and clove from the barrel. A wine that is rich and full but with elegance and crispness – a blend of Rodgers Creek Chardonnay, Courtney’s Vineyard Chardonnay, and Viognier. It is both mouth-filling and refreshing with a pronounced presence throughout the entire palate. Since we preserved most of the wine’s natural acidity, it has immediate appeal but can also age for up to 5 years.