Lemon-lime, pineapple, mango, key-lime pie with yummy crust. Full flavored and impeccably, elegantly, balanced amounts fo fruit, wood, and acidity. Dry, but very fruity finish.
Burnside Road Vineyard: We decided that if we ever made another Chardonnay, it would have to be among the best. Obviously, that means Russian River Valley. Also, "goldridge soils" which are like ancient dunes made of dark loam and gritty sand. The Balletto family grows these grapes only 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean, in-between Sebastopol and Bodega. This is about as cool climate as it gets! We love the grapes and the family.
The 2015 growing season was early, even, and excellent! The early bud break and consistently moderate temperatures throughout spring and summer resulted in exceptional vine health and optimal ripening. We were able to take our time planning vineyard picks to ensure the highest quality fruit with complex flavors and refined phenolic profiles.