2012 Lost Canyon Ruxton Chardonnay
The Lost Canyon Ruxton Vineyard Chardonnay is produced from 35 year old vines grown in the Russian River Valley, just around the corner from the charming little town of Occidental. Our brilliantly hued 2012 Chardonnay is a knock out, revealing aromas of apricot, white peach, and pear followed by subtle notes of straw and limestone. These aromatics lead onto the palate with a bright acidity that leads to a savory lemon finish.
The grapes for our 2012 Ruxton Chardonnay were whole cluster pressed to bring out the inherent varietal characteristics of the fruit. The juice then un- derwent native barrel fermentation in 90% new French Oak. 20% of this Char- donnay underwent Malolactic fermentation to encourage a noticeable, yet soft, creaminess.