Russian River Ranches is a beautiful, pale straw color with pale green tinges. As you smell this wine, you will notice fruit forward aromas with hints of light floral notes. Scents of Bosc pear and Honeycrisp apple are accentuated with notes of nougat, roasted nuts, oak spice and a touch of citrus blossom. True to the Russian River Ranches style, this vintage is a continuation of the flavor profile Sonoma-Cutrer drinkers have come to expect. The wine is beautifully focused on the palate with flavors of crisp, zesty lemon, green apple, lime and barrel spice. The wine rounds out with our signature citrus acidity and a nicely balanced long, flavorful finish.
Grapes were hand-harvested starting in the early mornings and then cooled down to preserve the fruitâ€™s fresh flavors and natural acidity. After hand-sorting, the grapes were whole-cluster pressed to avoid bitter tannins from the skins and grape seeds. The cool, golden-green, free-run juice was then settled naturally in tanks for a few days before heading to French oak barrels and stainless steel for fermentation. The wine was then aged sur-lies in French oak barrels that were a mixture of new and one-year-old through neutral oak.
|Bottle Size:||750 ml|