The 2020 Wester Reach Chardonnay comes from five celebrated old-vine Chardonnay vineyards in California with their Russian River Valley estate vineyard at its core. All the best elements of classic Russian River Chardonnay are present here. It offers “great aromatic intensity—citrus and nectarine fruits, jasmine and orange blossom, briny/flinty sea spray edges. The flavors center upon lemony green apple then deeper stone fruits with honeysuckle and ginger richness. The wine’s texture is deep, oily, and layered. Fresh mineral, grapefruit acidity cuts through the richness giving a pinpoint focus to the wine’s long echoing finish.” Comprising three of Russian River Valley's region’s unique sub-districts, winemaker Andy Smith, blends fruit from the valley itself with vineyards further west, stretching out to the coolest ‘reaches’ of the appellation’s high elevation coastal ridges. Each district contributes something unique, be it valley-floor richness, ridgeline density or coastal vibrancy.