2613 Chatham Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
C. Donatiello Winery Chardonnay 750ML 2014
Sku: 113497-13
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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Sonoma County
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Grape Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: Still wine
Reg. $22.99
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The Russian River Valley is a large and diverse appellation. Each neighborhood shows itself in a different way. Our Russian River Valley Chardonnay brings together all of those areas to make a wine representative of the appellation as a whole. For us great Chardonnay is all about balance. The warmer areas of the Russian River Valley, like the Middle Reach and Santa Rosa Plain, give us stylish tropical fruit aromas. Areas like the Sebastopol Hills, home of the Peters Vineyard, produce more stone fruit flavors, bright acidity, and rich body. The Laguna Ridge provides leaner more austere grapes. Bringing all those qualities together with just the right amount of new oak allows us to make a wine that is balanced, and age worthy.

After many years in New York on the sales marketing side of wine and spirits, and one too many frustrations about how great vineyards were being homogenized by big corporations, Chris headed west to make great wines with character. Having worked with many well-known luxury brands and some of the top restaurants in the world, Chris was eager to combine his business expertise, entrepreneurial spirit, and love of wine. Creating a winery in the Russian River Valley that focuses on the fruit and the land, C. Donatiello Winery shows the delicate balance between the character of the land and the skill of the winemaker. Chris enjoys the challenge of working with classic varietals to evoke a powerful sense of place. Using traditional methods and modern equipment, his goal with C. Donatiello Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is to deliver an experience that is vivid, individualistic, and memorable. In doing so, hes creating wine that exemplifies both the Russian River Valley, and the man behind the name. At C. Donatiello, Chris works to craft wines that are representative of their terroir and that are a joy to drink. They do this by spending long hours in the vineyards and treating the grapes with care and respect. Chris particularly loves making Russian River Valley wines because of both their esteemed history and bright fresh palate. He has tremendous aging potential of the wines from the region.