Welkin Selections traverse California’s terroir in search of premium, small-lot wines to share with you.
The harvest in Russian River Valley can be summed up as beautiful, from start to finish. Cooler temperatures and moderate weather led to a prolonged growing season, allowing the Chardonnay to ripen evenly and fully. Strong fruit set in the spring and subsequent abundant yields did not diminish the outstanding quality or fruit intensity. Excellent structure and balance on these fruit-driven wines are hallmarks of the vintage.
Cool fog off the Pacific Ocean hydrates the vines of Russian River Valley overnight after long days of very warm temperatures. This symbiotic flow of cool and warm air throughout the valley, combined with rich rocky soils, helps Welkin Selections create beautifully lean, fruit-driven Chardonnay laced with flavors of green apple, pear, vanilla and baking spices.
With concentrated flavors of baked pear, green tea, and fresh honey, this Chardonnay is truly expressive of the Russian River Valley terroir as well as the passion of our winemaking team. Enjoy this special selection with a triple cream cheese, grilled salmon, or fresh pasta.