2021 Raen Winery Chardonnay Charles Ranch

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Type of Wine White
Country USA
Region Californie
Appellation Sonoma County
Winery Raen Winery
Vintage 2021
Grape Chardonnay
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2024 - 2034
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The Fort Ross Seaview area was awarded AVA designation in 2012, making it one of the newest additions to the AVA catalog. Located about 80 miles northwest of San Francisco on the Sonoma coast, the vast area lies above the fog line while covering the rugged and remote areas of the Pacific coastline, extending inland from steep coastal ridges to northern Sonoma.

The AVA is blessed with a warm, sun-dried spot characterized by cooling Pacific influences. As such, the few vineyards and wineries have developed a Burgundy-influenced style of red and white wines. Specifically, the area is dedicated to growing fine but sharp Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Their pure acidity, fine qualities and angular tannin profile found in their red wines distinguish their typical labels from the opulence found in nearby Russian River Valley labels. Producers have also developed a refinement for the production of a Syrah-based wine, made in the Northern Rhône style, reminiscent of the rugged topography and earthy character typical of American wines.

The Chardonnay grapes for the Raen Winery Chardonnay Charles Ranch come from a rocky, hilly slope located 2 miles from and 1,150 feet above the cold Pacific coastline of Fort Ross Seaview. Firmly rooted in well-drained, broken rock soils, these vines, planted more than forty years ago, are some of the oldest pre-phylloxera plantings of chardonnay along the Sonoma coastline. The well-drained soils on the hills are cool climate and exposure yield natural wines with concentration, minerality and depth. Delicate notes of white flowers, citrus blossom, nectarine and wet rocks on the nose. After some rolling, lychee and crushed shells remain hanging. In the mouth the wine is elegant, full bodied with fantastic freshness with a hint of lime blossom, minerality and saltiness and a very lively, elegant and long aftertaste.

FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this beautiful wine. We will send it to you automatically when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount. You will see your discount immediately when you choose Collect in the Checkout page. We are almost next to the Rijksweg with plenty of parking. Click here for our address.

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Type of Wine White
Country USA
Region Californie
Appellation Sonoma County
Winery Raen Winery
Grape Chardonnay
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2021
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2034
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 97
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Rich, Round, Full, White fruit
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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