About Folie a Deux 2021 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
Folie a Deux has blossomed since coming under the Trinchero family umbrella in 2004. Under Bob Trinchero, the proprietor of several renowned California wineries, the quality at Folie a Deux has skyrocketed.
The grapes for the 2021 Folie a Deux Chardonnay were selected from premier vineyards throughout the Russian River Valley where some of the most globally renowned Chardonnay is made. Cooling fog from the Pacific Ocean blankets the Russian River Valley’s vineyards, reducing temperatures by 35 to 40 degrees at night and fostering a long, even growing season.
Following harvest, the grapes were fermented in French oak barrels, 46% new, to maintain bright acidity, add complexity and showcase the variety’s rich fruit flavors. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and then barrel aged for 6 months.
It shows flavors of ripe vanilla, mandarin orange blossom, lemon, and pear notes. and toasted caramel with a crisp, refreshing, creamy mid-palate and a long, viscous finish. Super Value!