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2017 Fritz Russian River Chardonnay
2017 Fritz Russian River Chardonnay

Fritz Winery
2017 Chardonnay
, Russian River Valley

A tantalizing array of aromas and flavors. Pale golden in color it entices with aromas of green apple, citrus blossoms, pear and hints of vanilla bean. This medium bodied Chardonnay is silky on the palate with bright acidity and a rich, creamy texture flavors of apricot, baked pear and citrus rounding out the palate. Thoroughly satisfying!

Tasting Notes
Minerally richness accents the green apple, citrus, and gooseberry flavors, supported by zesty acidity. The savory finish is crunchy and features hints of anise.

Winemaking
The grapes for this 2017 Chardonnay were whole cluster pressed to bring out the inherent varietal characteristics of the fruit. The juice then underwent native barrel fermentation in 30% new French Oak. 

Analysis
Varietal:  Chardonnay
Appellation:  Russian River Valley
Harvest Date:  October 2017
Aging:  30% new French oak for 10 months
Alcohol:  14.3%
Production:  800 cases

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