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Staff Pick

Porter Creek Chardonnay - 2016

Item # 13475 750mL
$38.99/ Single Bottle
$467.88 $421.09/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Porter Creek is named after one of the main tributaries to the Russian River. Farmed organically with winemaking practices that are Burgundian in style. This Chardonnay took us completely by surprise when we first tasted it: great Old World-style minerality complements a core of New World vibrant fruit aromas.


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Staff Pick Notes

When Chardonnay is done well, it is a real treat. There is a bright, balanced acidity that lifts the gorgeous fruit and delicate spice aromas over the palate! The vineyard management approach is a natural one, so you can feel good about the juice in the bottle. The vines are also located in the top producing sections of Russian River A.V.A.. I love exploring wines from around the world but always look for the best examples when i choose a Chard from California. This is certainly one! I look forward to my next bottle to share.

- SCB

Astor's Glossary of Terms

California

California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.

Chardonnay

From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking...

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