Green Valley Ranch Chardonnay 2012
Warren Dutton planted this Chardonnay vineyard on an east-facing hillside west of the town of Graton in 1969. The clone planted in the vineyard, which produces exceptionally exotic, highly identifiable fruit, has since been propagated across California and is now referred to as the Z Clone when sourced outside of this vineyard. This vineyard's old vines produce clusters with tiny golden translucent berries with incredibly enticing flavors, floral aromatics, and tropical freshness.
The Jester is meant to be a wine for wine geeks and wine explorers. This wine is unoaked and the entire fermentation is done in temperature controlled stainless. As a result, you will experience a Chardonnay like no other as the wine expresses itself almost more as a very fruit forward Viogner or rich Sauvignon Blanc than a classic Chardonnay. We love this wine because it is such a pleasant surprise, so unique, and at the end of the day, so darn tasty to drink.
Aging: 4% New French, 92% Stainless
Cases Produced: 92
Alc. BY Vol: 13.5