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2017 Mossback Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Chardonnay from the Aquarius Vineyard in the Russian River Valley produces beautiful floral and honeysuckle aromas with crisp apple and Bartlett pear flavors. A little bit of Matchbook Chardonnay adds some creaminess from French-oak aging.


SILVER MEDAL winner at the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!

$17.99 per Bottle
$215.88 per Case


Tasting Notes

Mossback Chardonnay is an elegant example of fruit harvested from the Aquarius Vineyard in the heart of the Russian River Valley. This wine was primarily cold-fermented to accentuate the classic characteristics of grapes grown in the cool-climate, Sonoma County appellation. Only a small percentage of the wine was fermented and aged in oak. Beautiful floral and honeysuckle aromas lead to crisp apple and Bartlett pear flavors with just a kiss of oak in the background. This is a vibrant, crisp and lively Chardonnay with a finish that lingers with the creaminess from the French-oak aging.

Winemaker Notes

Mossback Chardonnay draws its grapes from Aquarius Vineyards, which is nestled among the flourishing pine and fir trees along the Russian River just east of Guerneville. Chardonnay from this cool climate yields low pH and high acidity creating the signature crisp, lively flavors. The wine was aged in 35% oak for a lovely creaminess that does not overwhelm the fruit flavors. We blend in a small amount of our Dunnigan Hills Chardonnay to add viscosity and lush tropical fruit flavors to the wine.


Pair this with oysters, ceviche or any grilled fresh seafood.
Vintage 2017
Wine Style Dry White Wine
Varietal Chardonnay
Varietal Composition 94% Aquarius Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay 6% Matchbook Dunnigan Hills Chardonnay
Appellation Russian River Valley
PH 3.82
Alcohol % 14.2
Size 750 ml