Kirkland Signature™ Signature Series 2012 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Kirkland Signature 2012 Russian River Valley Chardonnay is a soft and complex reflection of one of the most renowned cool-climate regions. Flavors of green apple, orange zest and lemon curd are complemented by notes of butter and toast. The rich, nutty flavors in this Chardonnay lead to a delightful, silky finish.
- Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
- Region: 100% Sonoma County, California
- Alcohol Content: 14.0%
In 1983, the Russian River Valley became an approved American Viticultural Area (AVA). Its climate is shaped by the regular intervention of the Pacific Ocean’s cooling fog, which drifts through the Petaluma Gap and the passage cut by the Russian River. The fog usually arrives in the evening, often dropping the temperature 35 to 40 degrees from its daytime high. The fog then departs to the ocean the next morning. This natural air-conditioning allows the grapes to develop full flavor maturity over an extended growing season, often 15 to 20 percent longer than neighboring areas, while retaining their natural acidity. Russian River Valley Chardonnays tend to split the difference between the Old World style of Chablis and Côte d’Or, and the New World style reflected in wines from warmer California areas.
Production: 6,000 cases
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