Hook and Ladder Chardonnay

2020 hook & ladder estate chardonnay russian river valley


Delicious Russian River Valley Chardonnay!

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Delicious Russian River Valley Chardonnay!

In 1970, San Francisco firefighter Cecil De Loach, and his wife Christine, purchased the prized Barbieri Ranch in Russian River Valley’s coveted Olivet Road district. In 1973, the De Loach family became the first to plant Pinot Noir on Olivet Road when they purchased a second vineyard property not far from their Barbieri Ranch. The 17-acre site, still has Old Vine Zinfandel (planted in the 1880s) and the De Loaches planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Gewurztraminer, would later become home to the family’s first winery De Loach Vineyards.

After the sale of their acclaimed De Loach Vineyards in 2003 to French vintners Boisset Family Estates, Cecil and Christine continued to farm and make wines from the more than 148 acres of vineyard Russian River Valley – and moved on to their next winery project. In 2003, they launched Hook & Ladder Winery on Olivet Road, just down the street from their original De Loach Vineyards. Named for Cecil’s 17-year career as a San Francisco firefighter, Hook & Ladder is helmed today by grandson Jason De Loach, an accomplished winemaker who joined the winery in 2006.

Hook & Ladder’s 2020 Estate Chardonnay from Russian River Valley displays colors of goldenrod, with a bouquet elicits floral notes of honey, ripe apple and light butterscotch. The flavors exhibit subtle, creamy, Gravenstein apple with a touch of nectarine and guava on the finish.

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Weight 5 lbs


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