2017 Jury Cellars Chardonnay Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley has become synonymous with the quintessential flavors that have come to define California Chardonnay. It encompasses nearly 150 square miles of pastures, orchards, and tiny communities that have dotted the state’s landscape since the Gold Rush. The coastal fog finds navigates its way through this unique terroir, following the river that the appellation was named after, and helps fruit from this region possess a unique balance of tension, concentration, and purity. Chardonnay doesn’t get better, and we continue to source fruit for this wine from this famed appellation for that exact reason.

Lady Justice may be blind, but even she can see the greatness that lies inside this spectacular bottle of Russian River Chardonnay. Bright notes of lemon peel, orange blossom, tart apple, spiced quince, and wet stones lead into an energetic and lively mid-palate rich in acidity, depth, and concentration. A slight hint of oak softens this wine’s personality, yet still allows its natural exuberance to shine under the toughest vinous examination. Medium-bodied and pale yellow in the glass, this is Russian River Chardonnay to perfection, highlighting the unique terroir’s combination of cool breezes, warm ocean, and proximity to the Pacific in one sensational offering. No need for a closing argument… you have all the info you need to set your palate free from boring wine forever.