I met Bruce Neyers a number of years ago and have met and tasted with him countless times over the past 23 years. He is someone I have admired every day, his style of communication and passion and knowledge of all things wine is a benchmark for how I’d like to carry myself. We have sold lots of Neyers wines, the Chardonnays are always great values and the reds have gone from good to great. I hadn’t tasted the 304 Chardonnay in a few years, so I was glad to get the reintroduction with the fresh 2018. Bruce’s Chablis-styled Chardonnay 304 delivers freshness and mineral with solid California ripeness. I love it!
From Bruce Neyers- “At Neyers Vineyards, we use the term ‘304’ to distinguish our bottling of Chardonnay fermented in stainless steel. It’s a wine made with no oak contact. For years, my fondness for French Chablis has had us searching for the right combination of grapes and winemaking techniques to more closely approximate this style of wine. We needed to find Chardonnay fruit grown under especially cold conditions in order to ensure a high level of natural acidity and grapes grown on soils that were rocky, in order to maximize the mineral character in the finished wine. We found two vineyards that gave us these components — the Paul Larson Vineyard on Burndale Road in Sonoma and the Trinchero Family Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. The fruit is harvested by hand, then whole-cluster pressed to yield bright, crisp juice. The fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks (made from Stainless Steel 304). The result is a fresh, crisp wine with no external oak flavor to interfere with the attractive lemon-lime component natural to cold climate Chardonnay.”
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