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La Sirena Chardonnay 2016

Rating

CWA97

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Quantity
Price
1 – 2$75.00
3 +$70.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points 
“Smooth, rich and refreshing.” - California Wine Advisors

“The first release of a very special Chardonnay from the original planting of the Rued clone. These vines were planted in 1969 and are magnificent, with large gnarly trunks and arms. The wine they produce is quite refined, golden light straw in color with aromas of apples, pears, lemon, and floral honeysuckle notes. The clone is known for its somewhat tropical aromatics – some even refer to it as the Muscat clone of Chardonnay. This one just hints at pineapple with a kiss of delicate French oak. Flavors are bright and clean across the palate with green apple, lemon and pomelo-like fruit character. Lower alcohol (13.2) and crisp acidity make for a delightful fresh old-vine Chardonnay of pure character.” - La Sirena Winemaker, Heidi Peterson Barrett 

BACKGROUND
“Many of our fans have expressed interest in this over the years and we’re ecstatic to finally make this tiny quantity (170 cases) available to you. So far it is only planned as a one-off vintage….in 2016 well-known vineyard manager Ulises Valdez told me he had a few tons available from the Rued family original vineyard planted in 1969. I was enticed to have a look, and from there our beautiful Chardonnay was born. We hope you enjoy this special bottling of the region’s most beloved white varietal.” - La Sirena Winemaker, Heidi Peterson Barrett
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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points 
“Smooth, rich and refreshing.” - California Wine Advisors

“The first release of a very special Chardonnay from the original planting of the Rued clone. These vines were planted in 1969 and are magnificent, with large gnarly trunks and arms. The wine they produce is quite refined, golden light straw in color with aromas of apples, pears, lemon, and floral honeysuckle notes. The clone is known for its somewhat tropical aromatics – some even refer to it as the Muscat clone of Chardonnay. This one just hints at pineapple with a kiss of delicate French oak. Flavors are bright and clean across the palate with green apple, lemon and pomelo-like fruit character. Lower alcohol (13.2) and crisp acidity make for a delightful fresh old-vine Chardonnay of pure character.” - La Sirena Winemaker, Heidi Peterson Barrett 

BACKGROUND
“Many of our fans have expressed interest in this over the years and we’re ecstatic to finally make this tiny quantity (170 cases) available to you. So far it is only planned as a one-off vintage….in 2016 well-known vineyard manager Ulises Valdez told me he had a few tons available from the Rued family original vineyard planted in 1969. I was enticed to have a look, and from there our beautiful Chardonnay was born. We hope you enjoy this special bottling of the region’s most beloved white varietal.” - La Sirena Winemaker, Heidi Peterson Barrett

Winery La Sirena

Vineyard Designate Rued

AVA Russian River Valley

Region Sonoma County