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2017 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay 1.5L

Green Valley of Russian River Valley

2017 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay 1.5L
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$130.00
/ 1.5 L bottle
SKU: 17CHRUEMAG

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Green Valley of Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Rued Vineyard
Alcohol %
13.8
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
In 1969 Warren Dutton planted this scenic Chardonnay vineyard on a redwood ringed, east-facing hillside in Green Valley. Originally budded as Old Wente selection, it turns out that over half of the wood he received was a so called “chardonnay musqué” selection, which produce wines of floral, high-toned fruit aromas, and exceptionally rich mouthfeel. The selection has since been propagated across California and is referred to as the “Rued Clone.” Like all of the Wente offshoots, these are not truly “clones” but field selections propagated from preferred vineyard cuttings, rather than a single shoot in a nursery. But the clone is just a small part of the distinction of this magical place. The soil is super sandy Goldridge series, the old vines are dry farmed, impressively healthy, and amazingly consistent, whatever the weather throws at us. The berries are thick skinned and tiny for chard, and produce a wine of solid acidity, unusual minerality, an enticing depth of flavors and tremendous ageabilty.