The Russian River Valley has a well-deserved reputation in the wine industry for being one of the finest New World regions for top flight Chardonnay. While the region still holds many examples of classic old vine Zinfandel plantings, its cool foggy mornings and warm sunny days are ideally suited for a deeply concentrated style of Chardonnay that exudes ripe tropical flavors with finesse and complexity. We have always championed the finest examples of Chardonnay from the region and are proud to showcase its potential with our 2014 Glasson Chardonnay.
Pale gold in color, the nose is complex with lemongrass, fig and caramelized green apple together with hints of splintered cedar and toasted vanilla. Rich and generous on the palate, the creamy poached pear and soft citrus flavors lead to a bold lengthy finish complete with nuances of caramel, oaken spice and a nervy mineral undertone. Serving the Glasson slight below cellar temperature showcases the exotic aromatics best while also keeping the rich flavors vibrant and refreshing on the palate.