The Teac-Mor vineyard sits on the eastern edge of the Laguna De Santa Rosa in a low foggy spot that once rich grazing land. Cool nights and morning fog slowed ripening and allowed optimal flavor development and early harvest in 2014, one of the earliest harvests on record. A dry winter, February rains, and a very mild spring triggered flowering in early May. Warmer temperatures allowed for an even fruit set throughout May and early June. Remarkably dry weather throughout July and August provided optimal ripening conditions and adequate yields, with some of our fruit being picked as early as August 20th.
In the heart of this renowned wine-growing region is the picturesque and historic Russian River Vineyards, owners of this vineyard and one of the valley’s oldest wineries. From its original planting in 1963, Russian River Vineyards has established itself as one of the premier organic and sustainably farmed grape-growing properties in California.
Here, the Teac-Mor vineyard produces a vivid, direct interpretation of Chardonnay: Aromas of jasmine and lemon thyme, immediate notes of fresh herbs and citrus rind give definition to a surprisingly multifaceted palate, full of wet stone, lush white fruit, and linear acidity.