The 2015 Chardonnay Peugh Vineyard is rich and intense on the palate, with striking phenolic intensity. Candied lemon, dried pear, herb and dried flowers are nicely laced together. There is lovely complexity here, not to mention striking depth.
This head-trained vineyard sits smack dab in the middle of the Russian River Valley, on the plains that make up the northwestern outskirts of Santa Rosa. The faded brown soils, known as Huichica loam, offer an excellent mix of low fertility and rapid drainage. Most notable about the site, however, is the age of the vines: we don’t know the exact age, but the best indication is that they were planted in the early 1940s, making it some of the oldest producing Chardonnay in the state.