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Cruse Wine Co. Rorick Vineyard Chardonnay, Sierra Foothills, USA 2016

Regular price $ 32.08

This wine comes from a completely unique site high in the Sierra Foothills just outside of the town of Murphys. The vines are own-rooted and planted in 1974 in schist soils over a limestone bedrock and was recently purchased by Matthew Rorick and his family. The vine age, elevation, and insanely, rocky soils create incredibly low yielding vines with the tiniest of clusters. Winemaking: The grapes received a short overnight soak on skins, then were gently pressed using a long Champagne press cycle. Juice was transferred to neutral barrels and fermentation occurred spontaneously. The wine received a bit of sulfur in the late spring, at the end of malic.