ESTATE CHARDONNAY CONCRETE
Thomas George Estates
Russian River Valley
Founded in 2008, Thomas George Estates Winery is an artisan Russian River Valley producer of small lot, vineyard designated wines with a focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Thomas George Estates is run by the father-and-son team of Thomas and Jeremy Baker—who have dedicated themselves to establishing a world-class winery focused on site-specific Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays grown in the cool heart of the Russian River Valley. The essence of our winemaking philosophy is to respect and reflect in our wines their vineyard, varietal and vintage. To realize this vision, the Baker family has assembled an estate vineyard program that includes four distinct and coveted vineyards— Baker Ridge, Starr Ridge, Cresta Ridge and Sons & Daughters Ranch. Offering a diversity of microclimates, soil types, exposures, vine age and clonal material, these exceptional vineyard sites provide Thomas George Estates with a complex palette of fruit from which to craft its limited-production wines. These artisan wines are handmade in small lots in a style emphasizing balance, brightness and terroir-inspired sophistication.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
A blend from our three Estate Vineyards: Cresta Ridge (25%), Baker Ridge (38%), and Starr Ridge (37%) Estate Vineyards in the Russian River Valley. The wine saw no malolactic fermentation. Aged sur lie in a 500 gallon stone concrete egg for nine months.TASTING NOTES
This wine shows boisterous aromas of ripe tropical fruit, banana, peach, pineapple, and jackfruit. The Goldridge soils at Cresta Ridge Vineyard give this wine bright fruit and crsip finish. The clay soils of Starr Ridge Vineyard add the broad mouth feel and texture to the wine. Guava, papaya, almond and brioche flavors are strong on the palate. Over the first 3-5 years, this wine will evolve into a richer and more viscous wine offering secondary flavors of graphite, honey, and orange blossom.