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Russian River Ranches 375ml

2016 Chardonnay

Perfect size for individual sipping in the warm weather! Russian River Ranches is a cuvée of distinct vineyard lots, each contributing its own personality to the wine. This wine is made from the Sonoma Coast appellation, which features diverse soil types and growing conditions perfect for producing exceptional Chardonnay.


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Flavor Notes

Russian River Ranches is a beautiful, pale straw color. On the nose, this wine is a virtual cornucopia of aromatic fruit. It opens with scents of Bosc pear and Honeycrisp apple accentuated with notes of nougat, roasted nuts, oak spice and a touch of citrus blossom. True to the Russian River Ranches style, the wine is beautifully focused on the palate with bright acidity and a nicely balanced long, flavorful structure.

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1.80 gms/L




Sonoma Coast


100% Chardonnay


85% Oak, 15% Tank, 100% Malolactic


Free-run juice is settled naturally in tanks for a few days before heading to French oak barrels and stainless steel for fermentation. The wine is then aged sur-lies in French Oak barrels.

The Making Of

Grapes are hand-harvested in the early morning, then cooled to preserve the fruit's fresh flavors and natural acidity. Hand-sorted grapes are whole-cluster pressed to avoid bitter tannins.

Virtual Swirl

Tasting wine begins well before the liquid ever touches your lips - it starts with a look, a swirl, and an intake of breath. The swirl serves to open your vintage and introduces oxygen which creates a bouquet of aromas and allows you to gauge viscosity and alcohol content. Our Russian River Ranches swirl showcases its beautiful straw coloring indicative of a well-crafted Chardonnay and opens with the aroma of pear, citrus notes, and oak spice.

Recipes & Pairings

How to Create the Perfect Pairing

The Russian River Ranches Chardonnay's citrus blossom notes pair well with the following to create a truly immersive wine experience.

  • Risotto

  • Chicken

  • Salmon

  • Prawns

Sablefish With Chanterelles and Parsley

The parsley sauce can be made a day ahead of time, refrigerated, and reheated. The mushrooms can be cooked an hour or two ahead, making this a pretty simple recipe. Any wild mushroom that you like can be substituted for the chanterelles. Likewise, any firm white fish can be substituted for the sablefish.

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Pan Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Puree

This recipe depends on sourcing the best scallops available. Diver scallops (which are also known as dry pack) are harvested daily and never put into a brine solution. This recipe makes more cauliflower puree than you’ll need but that’s a good thing! Cover and refrigerate for another use. The 2016 Russian River Ranches Chardonnay pairs beautifully with this delicate dish.

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Shrimp Caesar Salad

This makes a lovely presentation and works equally well with other shellfish such as lobster, Dungeness crab or even scallops.  Be sure to use sustainable American shrimp for this recipe. The Caesar dressing here is a bit unconventional (uses tofu) but no one will know!  This is a lovely meal in a dish that goes well with Russian River Ranches Chardonnay.

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