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2018 RAPP RANCH CHARDONNAY
352 Cases Produced (14 Barrels)
Aged 21 months in 80% New French Oak
"The 2018 Rapp Ranch Chardonnay is a vibrant and fresh representation of Los Carneros fruit in an exceptional vintage year. Golden straw in color, this Chardonnay greets you with aromatics of crisp pear, fresh apricot, and a kiss of crème. At first sip, the palate has notes of juicy nectarine, green apple fritters, and caramelized brown sugar. The subtly of the oak combined with the bright acidity offers the perfect balance from start to the long mouthwatering finish. This Chardonnay pairs perfectly with a warm summer sunset and will be sure to be a favorite for years to come!
- Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker
2017 SHADYBROOK ESTATE V RED BLEND
47% Cabernet Franc | 24% Cabernet Sauvignon | 23% Merlot | 4% Petit Verdot | 2% Malbec
12 Barrels (312 Cases)
Aged 26 months in 65% New French Oak
“The Estate V Red Blend is a beautiful representation of the 15 acres planted to all five of the noble Bordeaux varieties on the Shadybrook Estate. These varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Every year this blend breakdown changes to showcase Mother Natures’ ever changing weather patterns and the unique characteristics this vineyard has to offer.
The 2017 vintage is full bodied and rich with complexity. Plum, black cherry pie, sage and sandalwood begin on the nose. Leave this wine in your glass for an hour and come back to aromatics that evolve into a fresh baked cinnamon roll. Flavors of coco, dried cherry, sweet pipe tobacco and rhubarb dance on the palate. Medium bodied tannins and a balanced acidity lead to a long, bold lingering finish.”
-Rudy Zuidema, Winemaker