Singing Tree

Russian River Valley | California
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The rolling hills and gentle slopes near the town of Sebastopol were once home to apple orchards filled with songbirds. By the early 1990’s though, most of the orchards were replanted with grapes. The factors that define a quality Chardonnay vineyard are numerous, but Nick Goldschmidt believes matching varietal and rootstock to the right vineyard site yields the most flavorful grapes. High quality grapes grow only under certain optimum soil conditions, including a balance of nutrients within certain clays. These clay minerals play a critical role, as they can retain water and act as harbors for nutrients better than other soil types. Clays that offer slow nutrient transfer to grape vine plants are preferred.

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2022 Singing Tree Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Shortly after harvest, ribbons of birds swarm acrobatically above Sonoma County and feast on the last of the fallen grapes. At dusk, they settle into the trees that surround the vineyard, and in that moment, the trees sing. This Chardonnay croons intensely beautiful, bright melodic notes of pear, melon with good brightness.

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2021 Singing Tree Reserve Chardonnay, Dutton Ranch

Shortly after harvest, ribbons of birds swarm acrobatically above Sonoma County and feast on the last of the fallen grapes. At dusk, they settle into the trees that surround the vineyard, and in that moment, the trees sing. This Chardonnay croons intensely beautiful, bright melodic notes of citrus, mango and butterscotch.

Awards & Accolades

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2021 Singing Tree Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Tasting Note:This Chardonnay is medium to light straw in color. Aromas of ripe melon mingle with hints of lemon, gun  flint and wet stone along with a subtle starfruit character. The minimal oak show hints of fresh ground nutmeg to support  the structure and provide complexity.

Awards & Accolades

  • 90 points – Wilfred Wong
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2019 Singing Tree Reserve Dutton Chardonnay

Tasting Note: Mid straw in color with aromas of baked pear, caramel, hazelnut, honey and a touch of melon and graphite. The palate is bright and elegant with pear, citrus and a little vanilla. The finish is bright and lifted with mineral and wet stone flavor.

Awards & Accolades