Fruit for our 2015 Three Sister’s Chardonnay is sourced from the organic Marimar Estate’s Don Miguel Vineyard which is located in the southwest corner of the Russian River Valley. The fruit is grown in a cool microclimate with a combination of See and Rued Clones.
The wine is aged in a combination of stainless steel and used French oak barrels. The old world winemaking technique of batonnage, the French term for stirring the lees, provides a balanced wine with a beautifully silky mid palate.
91 Points - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
"The 2015 Chardonnay Don Miguel Vineyard has loads of pineapple, guava and exotic tropical fruit and is a non-malolactic Chardonnay that is a fruit cocktail. Full-bodied, it has terrific intensity and good underlying acidity to give energy and precision. This wine should be drunk over the next 4-5 years."
- Robert M. Parker, Jr.
90 Points - Connoisseurs Guide
"A bit hazy in appearance and exhibiting the pulpy richness and fruity fullness that its look so often predicts, this nicely filled offering is rife with sweet apples and pears, and its well-considered complement of creamy oak provides a measured boost in welcome richness. It is full-bodied and invitingly fleshy in feel with a spot of last-minute raggedness that is certain to mitigate with age, and its ongoing impressions of structured stuffing make a couple of years of keeping a bet without risk."
- January 2018 Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine