2018 Paige Cuvee
Fragrant with hints of star jasmine, gardenia petal and freshly cut comice pear; the 2018 vintage of our most limited production chardonnay is the exemplar of we had in mind when we first affixed the name of our older daughter, Paige to its inaugural release in 2012 Teasingly expressive at the outset, flavors of juicy pear, and pink grapefruit give way to a gorgeous mid-palate layered with hints of white peach, mineral and crystalized ginger. Barrel-fermented and aged 16-months sur lie with 45% new French Oak, the wine displays a delicate structure and pleasing acidity, …ultimately divining its way to a satisfying finish and soft landing that is bound to delight (marzipan!) and inspire (more!). Planted by the venerable Kent Ritchie, this acclaimed 70-acre vineyard is located on a northwest-facing hillside in the heart of the Russian River Valley.