De Loach Heritage Reserve Chardonnay, California, 2009
Nestled in the heart of California's wine country, DeLoach Vineyards has been handcrafting fine wines of finesse and distinction since 1975. Most awarded since 1975. Russian River. California winery. At DeLoach Vineyards, we take great pride in our tri-fold heritage; as a pioneering winery, a family company with deep Burgundian roots, and stewards of the land that we leave for future generations. We strive to produce distinctive wines that spotlight unique terroirs in a socially and environmentally responsible way, practicing sustainable viticulture and minimally intrusive winemaking. The grapes for this Chardonnay came from cool, fog-influenced vineyards sustainably farmed along the California Coast. We chose to ferment them in stainless steel to preserve the natural crispness and fresh fruit flavors of apple and spice, and blended in a small amount of richly textured barrel-fermented Chardonnay to attain the beautiful balance of this elegant, sophisticated wine. Alc 13.5% by vol.