Furthermore - Chardonnay - Graton Ridge Vineyard
Overview: Friends and business partners since the early 90s, Bob Zeches and Chad Richard began an exploration and education around wine together soon after they met. Their shared tastes in wine have always centered around Pinot Noir, particularly from California and Oregon, and in 2006 when the opportunity arose, they created their first two barrels of wine – about 50 cases of Pinot Noir. The fruit came from the Bohemian Vineyard in Freestone just a few miles from Nevinaʼs Vineyard, the estate vineyard in Occidental that they would eventually purchase in 2011.
This Furthermore Wines estate vineyard is planted with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and is located on the winery property just outside of the tasting room, sharing a fence with neighbor Paul Hobbs. The location is on the western side of the Russian River Valley just north of Sebastopol and up the hill from the bucolic town of Graton at the top of the Laguna Ridge.
Tasting Notes: This wine features aromas of pineapple, apple, maple, fig, toasted pecan, oak, lemon zest, butterscotch, cinnamon, fresh hay and spearmint. It has a well balanced acidity with a plush mouthfeel, heavy weight with a lingering peach/dried apricot finish.
Points: 85, Wine Enthusiast
Format/ABV: 750 ml/12.8%
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