2019 Petersen Chardonnay
Stressed Vines’ 2019 Peterson Chardonnay was crafted from grapes harvested from the Peterson Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. The vines thrive in this cool location thanks to the Petaluma Gap’s unique temperature shifts and cooling breeze. A perfectly balanced Chardonnay inspired from the best in Burgundy and California. Firm acidity lifts up a tightness of oak in this crisply structured, bright white. Meyer lemon, pear and white peach combine to give it a full flavored midpalate, and a richer note of crème brûlée on the finish.
The single vineyard grapes are carefully hand harvested overnight and immediately pressed whole-cluster, settled in tank and then fermented in barrel with native yeast. Following a native malolactic fermentation, the wine ages in French oak (25% new) for 10 months on the lees and is stirred weekly before finally being placed in bottle un fined.