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Porter Creek Russian River Valley Old Vine Chardonnay 2015
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Porter Creek Russian River Valley Old Vine Chardonnay 2015

Hasta la vista, Kistler. Tasted blind against a perfectly executed Burgundy from the same vintage, we'd challenge anyone to nail this as RRV. This wine is a near-perfect expression of Chardonnay at a fraction of the price of California's heavy hitters. 

$48.00

750ML

Things to Know

Type

White

Grape(s)

Chardonnay

Country

USA

Region

California

Producer

Porter Creek

Closure

Foil, Natural cork

Production

450 cases

Tech + Tasting Notes

Porter Creek got its start in 1977 when George Davis purchased 40 acres of land in Sonoma. Seeing that it was an ideal location for growing Burgundian varietals, he planted 10 acres of Chardonnay in addition to the 12 acres of Pinot Noir already on the land. For the next 15 years, George paid no attention to the ever-changing wine trends and simply worked to express the unique terroirs of the Russian River Valley. In 1997 George handed wine-making responsibility to his son, Alex studied Enology at Fresno University and spent several years in France working with renowned wine makers including Christophe Roumier and Marcel Guigal. Like his father, Alex chooses to ignore popular style shifts. Instead the wines are tastefully oaked, have moderate alcohol and they use only natural fermentation. Their vineyards are low yielding, around one and a half tons per acre. Porter Creek remains true to George's founding vision, but Alex made was the transition of their vineyards to biodynamic farming. Rigorous attention is paid both to the soil and the vines to ensure the entire vineyard is operating in harmony. The results are pure, balanced wines that speak strongly of their source, not just the hand that got them into the bottle.

Scores

VM 90

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