singingtreeThe 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.

2020 Chardonnay
Russian River Valley

Tasting Note: Our 2020 Chardonnay brings a little extra plushness as a result of smaller berries and high concentration. Ripe creamy aromas open, leading to flavors of lychee, tangerine, Asian pear, and a little nutty brioche. Rich yet light and beautifully balanced. Lively lemon flavors accented by creamy aromas. The long succulent apple pie-finish is topped off with melon, subtropical fruits, and a touch of butterscotch right on the finish.

Awards & Accolades

  • 2018 Best of Class – Sunset Magazine
  • 2019 90 Points – James Suckling

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

  • 97 Points / Double Gold – North Coast Wine Competition
  • 91 Points – Tasting Panel

2017 Singing Tree Reserve Dutton Chardonnay

Tasting Note: Light pale gold; aromas of crème-brulee, custard, marzipan, and honeysuckle are lightly framed by toasty French oak. Shows white peach, apricot, pineapple, and Meyer lemon flavors in a bright and lively style. The mid-palate is rich and fruity yet dry. Transitions from creamy vanilla to a trace of Fuji apple in the finish.

Awards & Accolades

  • 97 Points / Double Gold – North Coast Wine Competition
  • 91 Points – Tasting Panel