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2020 Martin Ray Chardonnay Russian River Valley
2020 Martin Ray Chardonnay Russian River Valley

Martin Ray
2020 Chardonnay
, Russian River Valley
Dutton Ranch

New Release!

Vibrant lemon zest, cooked-apple, fresh peach, and racy minerality with touches of Acacia flower.  Layers of praline, subtle pear and nectarine beneath mouthwatering acidity. 
This offers a clean, linear palate with soft vanilla undertones.  Opulent, yet in check. Full-bodied and layered.
Very long and flavorful.

The previous vintage scored 95 Points from James Suckling and sold out in a flash. We expect this vintage to fair just as well. While it lasts.

VINEYARDS

Located in the heart of Green Valley, this vineyard possesses the rare combination of excellent soil, old vines and ideal cool climate. Planted to Goldridge fine sandy loam, it is southwest facing and sees long periods of morning fog and cool coastal wind in the evening.

VINTAGE

Although 2020 was met with several hurdles, shifts in temperature throughout the season resulted in shorter hangtime and lower yields, but the fruit retained bright acidity, resulting in lively wines.

WINEMAKING

Gently whole cluster pressed, cold-settled for two days, with only native yeast fermentation. The wine is then racked into concrete eggs and aged on the lees for 6 months.

Vintage:  2020
Varietal Composition:  100% Chardonnay
Vineyard:  Mill Station Vineyard of Dutton Ranch
Appellation:  Russian River Valley
Aging:  Concrete eggs for 6 months
Brix:  22.5
pH: 3.47
TA: 0.65 g/100ml
Alcohol %:  13.8%

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