ESTATE CHARDONNAY CHALK HILL - RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY

Noble Tree

APPELLATION

Russian River Valley

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Chardonnay

WINEMAKERS

Nicolas Cantacuzene

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
13.9%

2014

90POINTS

Wine Enthusiast
MAY 2017
2013

91POINTS

Wine Enthusiast
MAY 2015
BACKGROUND

Noble Tree was originally founded as a passion project by two sommeliers/restaurateurs to produce wines for their fellow industry friends. Production began as a true “garagistes-négociant” style winery, focusing on healthy vineyard sources, hand-harvesting and honest winemaking practices. In 2019, Marc D. Taub of Taub Family Vineyards became proprietor of Noble Tree, upholding the mission and essence of the winemaking philosophy: to respect the varietal character and reflect the vineyard site and vintage conditions in each wine.

TERROIR

The Vineyard is located in the Chalk Hill – Russian River Valley AVA, in the town of Windsor. Planted in the mid-1970s, the Vineyard is sited in a North-South orientation and is home to 17 acres of old-vine Noble Tree Chardonnay and five acres of old-vine Noble Tree Zinfandel. The vineyard is a classic valley floor site with alluvial soils exhibiting the dry, silty, loamy sand and gravel characteristics of an ancient riverbed and provides a perfect site to produce grapes for high-quality wines with varietal distinction. Produced from grapes grown on vines planted in the mid 1970s on our Estate Chalk Hill Ranch - Russian River Vineyard.

WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES

The terroir provides for a compelling expression of Chalk Hill – Russian River Valley Chardonnay at its finest. Malolactic fermentation was limited to 20%. Harvested at in early September and fermented in a combination of oak barrels, concrete eggs and stainless steel tanks. Aged for nine months in 65% stainless steel, 20% concrete eggs and 15% neutral oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES

A high-toned richness of citrus and toasted nut that creates a lush and layered nose. The smooth palate offers sweet fruit flavors of green apple and kiwi. Limited malolactic conversion and racing acidity make this a great food pairing wine or is great on its own as an aperitif.

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