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Montagne Russe

2018 Silver & Gold Chardonnay
Availablity

30 in stock

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Availablity

30 in stock

Appearance medium gold
Aromas green melon, peach, mead, limestone, dust, honeysuckle
Palate green apple, limoncello, crisp and balanced acidity with lingering silky finish
Food Pairing Suggestions
Try pairing this Chardonnay with flakey fish, fresh seafood or lightly prepared poultry and salads. Thanksgiving turkey and holiday dinners will taste great with this wine. It's also delicious with cheeses, like baked cambembert with fig sauce and prosciutto.
Composition

100% Chardonnay, Clone 4 / Wente

Production
75 cases
Alcohol
13.4%
Aging Potential
Enjoy now through 2026
Accolades

“Sonoma Coast Winery of the Year” – New York International Wine Competition 2020


Vineyard
Black Knight Vineyard
About The Vineyard

The vineyard sits 9 miles South and East of Santa Rosa at 800ft – 900 ft elevation. Mitch and his family farm Black Knight row by row. There are half a dozen micro climates on the 100 acre property, and each requires special care and attention.  Mitch puts his heart and soul into the property and knows each stone and vine.  Vineyards and wine start with the people who tend the land.  No more true than for BKV.


Sunny on one part of the vineyard, cloudy on another.  White volcanic ash under the Pommard clone, gravely loam for the chard, and volcanic rock for the Dragon’s Back.  BKV is perhaps the most diverse vineyard in all of Sonoma.   The Pinots are delicate and floral and the Chardonnays race with acidity and minerality.


Winemaker Notes

“A very complex Chardonnay. Tropical notes of pineapple and starfruit, with baked green apple. The 50% malolactic and 50% new French oak offers kettle corn and caramel apple on the nose, yet doesn’t hide the freshness of the tropical and floral notes. The finish has green apple and a sense of minerality – followed by a long mouthwatering finish.” – Winemaker Kevin Bersofsky


Aged in 50% New French Oak


WInemaker Kevin Bersofsky Montagne Russe Wines

Kevin Bersofsky, Owner and Winemaker, began his budding career as a garagiste (garage) winemaker in 2006. After learning that his “premium” grape source – stolen from behind a library in St. Helena – had been suffering from phylloxera for many years, it was obvious why his wines were less than stellar. Kevin was forced to dump 1,200 bottles of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Pinot Noir on the ground.  But he picked himself up after this “traumatic experience”, said goodbye to the garage, and officially launched Montagne Russe.

 

About the Winery
Montagne Russe Wines
Montagne Russe specializes in small-production wines from cool climate regions such as the renowned Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley. For our Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah, we only handpick from tiny vineyards that produce exceptional grapes with unique terroir expressions, resulting in wines that express a delicate balance between fruit and earth.
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