From the winemaker: This delicious Russian River Valley Chardonnay displays yellow apple, peach blossom, tangerine and crystallized ginger. Fresh flavors of Gravenstein apple and citrus are intertwined with layers of spice. A rich and weighty mid-palate is followed by a very long exotic, mineral infused finish./From the Vineyard: Our family of four makes Four Hearts Vineyards Chardonnay from estate and neighboring vineyards located in the four key regions that form the heart of the Russian River Valley AVA. The vineyards are planted with a very diverse Chardonnay clonal selection that include old 'Wente' and "Rued" field selections, Dijon Clones 95 and 15 and ENTAV 809. These clones and field selections are picked and fermented separately and only the best barrels from each lot are blended to make the final bottling. The 2010 Hartford Court Four Hearts Chardonnay has a weighty texture with spicy and layered flavors and finishes with a brightness that reflects the cool climate origins of the stellar vineyards that comprise this blend. 100 % barrel fermented in French oak barrels and 100 % malolactic with bi-monthly lees stirring in the barrel (batonnage).