2021 was a great vintage! Journeyman Chardonnay is sourced from two of the most iconic vineyards in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley Appellation. Zio Tony and the Ritchie Vineyard each produce sought after single bottlings, yet when blended, create a complexity rarely found in California Chardonnay. Meticulously farmed and then harvested at their peak in the middle of the night, these well-drained vineyards provide concentrated fruit. Combining Barrel fermentation with the Concrete Egg fermentation, we have created a wine with a vibrant minerality intertwined with creaminess from extended lees contact in both barrel and egg. Aromas of fresh rain on limestone, apple blossom, and stone fruit leap from the glass while flavors follow of baked apple and pear. Peter feels this wine would be the result if Meursault & Russian River Valley had a child.