2018 Migration Russian River Valley Chardonnay Running Creek Vineyard
Highlighting lush, layered flavors, bright acidity and impeccably balanced French oak, Migration is dedicated to crafting wines from the finest cool-climate winegrowing regions. This dedication led us to establish our estate vineyard in the heart of the legendary Russian River Valley. This wine is a selection of the best blocks and barrels of wine from this exceptional site. With notes of citrus blossom, white flower and stone fruit, this wine is layered with flavor and aroma while light and refreshing on the palate.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay; Oak profile: 100% French oak 38% new
Combining lovely energy and elegance, the 2018 Running Creek Vineyard Chardonnay offers an array of peach, pear and zesty citrus aromas that leap from the glass. On the palate, beautifully integrated French oak and shimmering underlying acidity frame the rich stone fruit and green apple flavors, while adding nuance and complexity to a long, bright finish.
On the Sonoma Coast, 2018 was a stellar vintage that started with a cool winter, followed by a relatively temperate summer that allowed for lovely hangtime and a longer growing season. The length of the season ensured that the grapes developed ideal tannins and flavors. While much-needed winter rains helped to spur a generous crop, our rigorous thinning practices resulted in excellent vine balance and wonderful concentration in the grapes. As a result, both our Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays offer compelling weight and texture, with pure flavors and lovely poise and energy.
Russian River Valley
Running Creek Vineyard
Aged 10 months
75% Malolactic Fermentation