2021 WALT Bob's Ranch Chardonnay
Chardonnay - Bob's Ranch
"This wine comes from a cooler site that sees a lot of fog during harvest. Stored in 35% new French oak, this offers serious weight and great underlying finesse. Cantaloupe and lemon curd flavors combine with shades of Japanese pear and nutty undertones. Gorgeous to consume now, this will only get better with age."
92 Points | Wine Spectator, Mary Ann Worobiec
"Boasts buttery apple pastry as well as notes of salted caramel, dried pineapple, tangerine and lemon meringue, with a fresh, vibrant thread of acidity and hints of lemon blossoms on the finish."
Bob’s Ranch Estate Vineyard
Characterized by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean;
Coastal breezes along with low rolling hills and
morning fog define this cool climate site
Sonoma Coast Appellation
Heavy fog and strong winds tempered by bright
Petaluma Wind Gap
Creates a unique micro-climate within
the appellation, producing distinctive
Sandy, Well-draining Soils
Stresses vines into producing grapes of full
43 Vineyard Blocks on 72 Acres
With an array of clones and field selections,
this ranch produces complex and delicious wines
The wine displays expressive aromas of flint, toasted grain, apple tart, and toasted hazelnut with a lift of fresh lemon zest. On the palate, the serious, weighty texture is layered with silky orchard fruit and vibrant acidity. Perfectly integrated oak barrel notes add length and finesse to the energy and concentration of the finish.
Fresh Lemon Zest
Silky Orchard Fruit
Bob’s Ranch Vineyard is characterized by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Coastal breezes along with low rolling hills and morning fog define this cool climate. This marine layer keeps the vineyard 15 degrees cooler than the rest of the Russian River. The terroir is mostly fine sandy loam soil that gives excellent drainage and leads to low vigor vines and small yields.