JPM-RARECAT Chardonnay 2021

Russian River Valley

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SKU: rarecat-chard21-jpm

Our 2021 RARECAT Chardonnay, from the Bucher Vineyard on Westside Road in Russian River, has complex aromatics of stone fruit, d'Anjou pears, lemon curd, oak spice, and salted caramel.   It is  beautifully balanced with a generous finish to compliment a luscious texture.  237 cases bottled.

Wine Specs
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Bucher Vineyard
Harvest Date
August 25, 2021
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Tasting Notes
The RARECAT 2021 Chardonnay is a beautiful expression of fruit from Russian River Valley - harvested off of 35 year old vines, 9 months barrel aged including a process of bâtonnage to create a beautiful creamy texture to a wine with stone fruit, d'anjou pears, lemon curd, and salted caramel. Store this Burgundian style beauty laying down between 50-57 degrees. When ready to enjoy, chill in your standard refrigerator for 30 minutes before service to chill down further. Proper glassware is a Burgundian style glass with a wide bowl to capture the aromas - in the absence of a Burgundy glass a Bordeaux style glass will do just fine. Pair this beautiful Chardonnay with lightly cooked shellfish, prawns, salmon, sea bass, chicken and vegetable terrines, creamy risotto, cheeses such as Garrotxa goat cheese and Tete de Moine raw cow's milk cheese.
Vineyard Notes
Bucher Vineyard. Old Vines. Clone unknown
Winemaker Notes
50% new French oak.  Fruit was pressed to tank to settle overnight.  Then it was racked to the barrels where fermentation and malolactic took place.  The barrels were stirred weekly for two months to mix the lees.  After 10 months in barrels the wine was racked off of the lees and blended for bottling.