Vineyard: Orsi

AppellationRussian River Valley
VarietiesChardonnay

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2016 Migration Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.1% alc., $40. Sourced from Running Creek Estate, Charles Heintz, Orsi , Sullivan and Jewell vineyards. 75% malolactic fermentation. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 35% new and 65% neutral. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Aromas of canned peaches, honey, butter, yeast and toasty oak. Modest flavors of lemon-lime and pineapple, with a clean mouthfeel, a touch of oak and spirited acidity. Score: 89. Reviewed June 9, 2018 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2016 Lombardi Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.9% alc., pH 3.35, TA 0.667, 148 cases, $44. Sourced from Boudreaux and Orsi vineyards. Barrel fermented and aged 15 months in neutral French oak barrels. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Welcoming aromas of lemon creme, pineapple, yellow grapefruit and straw. Robust flavors of lemon-lime, yellow peach, creme brûlée and vanilla. Very slight tannins, with a soft texture. The higher alcohol is folded in nicely. Score: 91. Reviewed June 9, 2018 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2014 Migration Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.1% alc., 7,860 cases, $32. Released March 2016. Sourced from Jewell, Searby, Bellflower and Orsi Eastside vineyards. 75% malolactic fermentation, 10% aged in stainless steel. · Light golden yellow color in the glass. Reserved aromas of lemon oil and white peach lead to unassuming flavors of lemon, pear and nectarine fruits framed by bracing acidity that shows up on the cleansing finish. Score: 87. Reviewed August 17, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 C. Donatiello Orsi Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.4% alc., 225 cases, $38. The best barrels. Orsi Vineyard is a 30 year-old dry-farmed vineyard on Eastside Road. 50% new oak. · This is a penetrating, full-bodied wine. Brioche, lemon peel, stone fruits, and smoke are profiled. Excellent density and enough acidity to predict a long life ahead. Reviewed July 19, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »