Lost Canyon Winery
2010 Ruxton Vineyard Chardonnay
Chardonnay • Ruxton Vineyard
California: Russian River Valley (Sonoma)
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
Production of exceptional wine is never a certainty. Even if the fruit comes from such preeminent growing appellations as the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, and Los Carneros, careful focus and premier viticulture practices must unite with a deep-rooted passion to create the most individually stunning wines available. Lost Canyon Wines are a testament to this truly unique point of view.
The dream of Lost Canyon Winery materialized out of a passionate desire to harness the enchantingly distinctive characteristics articulated by the famed terroir of the cooler Northern California appellations. Our aim is to craft wines that exemplify each of the distinct and fundamental attributes of this exceptional region by discovering the most evocative single-vineyards and nurturing their exceptional fruit into authentically unforgettable wine.
To accomplish this carefully designed ambition, we’ve chosen to allow each of the remarkable components derived from the finest single-vineyards emerge in their own right. For this reason, we opt to go without the heavy-handed and often muddying effects of blending multiple vineyards, which can twist and wrench the gracefulness out of the finished product. Our light and deliberate touch results in an emboldened display of terroir and a true manifestation of the delicate nuances inherent in each vineyard.
We’ve stripped down the ornate trappings of finicky winemaking and replaced it with crisp, clean, serious winemaking. To be sure, this is truly a pioneering and innovative methodology that showcases the eccentric characteristics specific to each individual vineyard’s personality. If you love wine that is dark but nervy, powerful and distinct, bright yet grounded, velvety and lush, layered and forever memorable, then the Lost Canyon collection of Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Chardonnay, is precisely what you are searching for. Welcome to the Lost Canyon.