Chardonnay Russian River Valley
Sonoma County 2019
New Barrel:33% New French Oak - 67% 2017 barrels, Barrel fermentation
Aging:9 months in French Oak
Retail Price:￥18,000 (tax not included)
Over their twelve-year relationship, YOSHIKI and his winemaking partner, Rob Mondavi Jr., have produced vintage after vintage of incredible wines from California. During their last blending session, Yoshiki proposed a new challenge to Rob – to produce together a beautiful pinot noir and chardonnay from California that could stand alongside the best wines from Burgundy, France, which YOSHIKI had grown very fond of in recent years. Fortunately, Rob did not have to look far from his Napa Valley home and winery, for just over the Mayacamas mountain range lies the Russian River Valley, arguably the very best region in California to produce top quality chardonnays and pinot noirs.
The Russian River, the namesake of the valley that it flows through, pours into the Pacific Ocean and draws in cold ocean wind and fog which cools the surrounding vineyards. The slowly ripened grapes in this cool climate area is known for its lush fruit character, beautiful acidity, and complexity which are perfect for Y by YOSHIKI Russian River Valley series.
The Russian River region is known for the gentle and cool influence of the Pacific Ocean providing the ideal location to grow balanced, fresh and complex Pinot Noir. The 2019 vintage offers a brilliant aromatic of dark red cherry and wild strawberry with influence of the oak though subtle notes of cardamom, soft Italian leather and toffee. The flavor mirrors the aromas perfectly with subtle texture bridging fresh acidity with a smooth soft embrace.