Raeburn - Russian River Valley - Chardonnay
Overview:Raeburn is an Olde English term which means "the river where one goes to drink." So, it's fitting that Raeburn's expressive, beautifully balanced wines begin in the heart of the Russian River Valley where some of the world's finest Burgundy grapes are grown. Raeburn is located on Olivet Road, a quiet country lane in the heart of the Valley. Originally built as an egg storage facility, Olivet was converted to a small production winery by iconic Sonoma County vintner, Cecil DeLoach, in 2000. The winery was then purchased by wine and spirits innovator, Derek Benham, in 2005 and has since been Raeburn's home. Raeburn is made in a Certified California Sustainable Winery. Our system and set of beliefs reflect the best practices of sustainable production including mindful winemaking and low impact farming. We run one of the most eco-friendly, water-efficient facilities in the industry. A canopy over the winey diverts rainwater (up to one million gallons annually) into Atascadero Creek, a federally protected salmon-spawning habitat.
Tasting Notes: Raeburn Chardonnay shows an array of complex fruit tones ranging from pear and Gravenstein apple to nectarine. The fruit is beautifully complemented with toasted oak, vanilla and hints of Crème Brûlée with a balanced and elegant finish.
Pairing:Pulled Pork Sandwich, Cobb Salad
Points: 94 Points, The Tasting Panel.
Format/ABV: 750 ml/14.5%
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