The Durell Vineyard is acclaimed as one of the top vineyards in Sonoma County, and for good reason. The cooling breezes from the San Pablo Bay, the rolling coastal fog, and the warm Sonoma Valley temperatures ensure peak ripeness while maintaining vibrant acidity levels.
Meyer lemon and caramel-golden apple evolve on the nose. This is a full-bodied wine with an integrated creamy texture, balanced by the wine’s signature saline character and seashell minerality. The delicate white peach and ginger notes drive through the lingering flinty finish, accented by shaved almonds - an absolute delight that will continue to improve in the bottle.
Quote:“Medium-bodied and well-crafted, from a tremendously well-farmed site, this white is crisp and acid-driven with a lightness of being that surprises. Asian pear and creme brulee both play a part in the intriguing palate.” - Wine Enthusiast, 91 points Review of the 2015 Ram’s Gate Durell Vineyard Chardonnay