Lost Canyon Winery
2010 Ruxton Vineyard Chardonnay
Chardonnay •Ruxton Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
A Thousand Feet
Our entire tasting panel went wild for this delicious, complex and velvet-smooth wine. We can’t help but feel that this delicious wine would work with a very wide assortment of foods.
Born in the Russian River Valley, today’s 2010 Ruxton Vineyard Chardonnay is an exciting and very refreshing wine - with plenty of character.
We’ve had the pleasure to have featured wines from the 1000’ elevation Ruxton Vineyard, in the past, and we’ve absolutely loved them. Today’s Ruxton Chard, from Lost Canyon, is our new favorite. We only wish that there was more of this wine available, but we purchased every last case. The wine will sell out so please act quickly.
Golden straw yellow with even coloration, from the of the wine out to the meniscus.
Sweet custard lemon, sweetgrass, brioche, vanilla custard, kefir lime leaf and a hint of geranium.
Soft and velvety on entry, this wine is complex and delicious, with bright flavors of lemon custard, green melon, butterscotch, almond skin, star fruit and white pepper at the tail end.
Very long and refreshing, with long-lingering rich flavors that tail off to a slight limestone flavor.
Enjoy this complex Chardonnay with a wild mushroom papardelle in a light cream sauce.
What the Winery Says
Our brilliantly hued Chardonnay is a knock out, revealing aromas of apricot, white peach, and pear followed by subtle notes of straw and limestone. These aromatics lead onto the palate with a bright acidity that leads to a savory lemon finish.
- Russian River
- Vineyard Designation
- Ruxton Vineyard
About the Winery
Lost Canyon Winery’s focus is on producing small lots of single vineyard designated Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah from some of the finest vineyards in the Russian River, Sonoma Coast, and Los Carneros appellations.
Our commitment is to making cool climate, “vineyard designated” Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Each of our ultra-premium wines reflects the unique terroir of the individual vineyard and grower’s philosophy. We have partnered with some of the best growers in Sonoma County including Saralee Kunde and the Dutton Family to create these exceptional wines.
Maintaining a small production size is at the core of our philosophy of the complex task of making world-class hand crafted wines. It enables us to respond to their unique timetable, not the reverse. Ultimately, we don’t control the grape’s development, but instead we are there to guide and influence the wine to meet its innate potential.
Winemaker Brad Longton
Winemaker Brad Longton, originally from Perth, West Australia, became interested in wine while working at a wine retail store as a young adult and was drawn to winemaking as a career. He learned his craft from ten years of hands-on cellar experience at wineries like Brown Brothers winery in Victoria and Amberley Estates in Margaret River, both in Australia.
He traveled to Sonoma County in 2000 to work in the cellar at Murphy-Goode Winery and later at Clos du Bois and Heitz Cellars before he started at Fritz Winery in 2005 as Assistant Winemaker, taking over the reins as Winemaker in 2007.
Brad is intimately involved with every step of the winemaking process, beginning even before the grapes leave the vine. This gives him the ability to hand pick the best lots and best barrels and apply his gentle touch in handcrafting to turn them into our elegant wines.
“I always anticipate the excitement and intrigue of crafting unique wines from single vineyards, allowing the grapes to express the distinctive qualities of their terroir,” he says.
Brad’s efforts have earned praise and enthusiasm from wine critics all over the world.