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Russian River Valley Chardonnay


Chardonnay is the world’s favorite white wine — and our lightly oaked Russian River Valley Chardonnay is this varietal’s pinnacle of perfection. Made like a white Burgundy, it is bright, with balanced acidity and very low alcohol. Halleck Vineyard Chardonnay wine delivers delicate notes of green apple, pear, and citrus, along with a hint of vanilla.

We took great care when we first cultivated our Sobre Vista Chardonnay at Halleck Vineyard. We wanted the California Chardonnay we offer to embody the very best qualities of this crowd-pleasing white wine. The friendly price point and nearly endless pairing options of our Chardonnay are just two additional perks that tip the scales in favor of this versatile and approachable variety.

Halleck Vineyard: The ideal environment for the best Chardonnay wine

What is Chardonnay wine exactly, and what qualities are embodied in a good glass of it? Dry white wine — Chardonnay — originated in Chardonnay, France. Proving to be one of the easiest varieties of wine to create, Chardonnay grapes quickly gained popularity at vineyards around the world, and eventually found their ideal environment in California. The cool climate of Sonoma County brings forth ample acidity in this wine, with hints of crisp apple and lemon zest.

Of course, individual winemaking styles have a great effect on a sip of Chardonnay. When left by itself in stainless steel barrels, Chardonnay is a dry, medium-bodied wine with bright acidity and distinct minerality. However, our expertly oaked Chardonnay experiences malolactic fermentation (MLF). This results in a stunning glass of wine with a creamy, viscous texture, an iconic buttery flavor, and sweet notes of vanilla, caramel, coconut, and baking spices.

Chardonnay grapes are at their most expressive in Sonoma County, where our amply draining soils produce Chardonnay that’s exceptionally fragrant and rich. The best California Chardonnay is one that strikes a perfect balance between oaked and unoaked styles. When you buy a bottle of our Chardonnay, you’ll get to experience the precise acidity and layered complexity of this underappreciated wine.

At Halleck Vineyard, we dial back the oaking process to bring out the best features of Chardonnay grapes. But don’t expect to find the standard buttery oakiness of the average California Chardonnay. Our Sobre Vista Chardonnay has been oaked just lightly enough to fill out the mouthfeel of the wine without compromising on its intricate flavors; our refreshing Chardonnay ages beautifully while letting its terroir shine through.

Discover the perfect balance of oaked and unoaked Chardonnay

The Sobre Vista Chardonnay you can buy direct from Halleck Vineyard is a New World wine with an Old World style. This California Chardonnay has its roots in the Sonoma Mountain AVA, but it proudly raises a glass to Chablis, Burgundy. Incomparably elegant, our Sobre Vista Chardonnay is refreshingly dry, with just the right balance of acidity, minerality, and oak.

Our complex Chardonnay boasts hints of green apple and white flowers on its nose, with layers of apple, pear, and citrus, along with saline traces on the back of the palate. If you’re looking to discover a new, refined twist on a beloved classic, this is the California Chardonnay to purchase.

If dry white wine is your thing, try shopping our California Sauvignon Blanc, dry White Zinfandel, and dry Gewurztraminer selections. Or, if you’ve already fallen in love with our artfully crafted Chardonnay, you can join our California wine club, the Inner Circle, to have a custom mix of our best white wines shipped directly to your door. Inner Circle members enjoy free shipping, at-home wine tastings, VIP events, and travel opportunities to globally renowned wine regions.