The Roost 2020

The Roost Single Vineyard Chardonnay, Vintage 2019

Biodynamic, Single Vineyard ‘The Roost’ 2020This product is from the Biodynamically Farmed Collection

Nestled between the shore of the upper Russian River and a blue heron nesting site and preserve, the Blue Heron Ranch beautifully integrates farming and wildlife.

This Biodynamically farmed, single-vineyard expression of the extraordinary Blue Heron Ranch is a classic Burgundian-style Chardonnay. The wine opens with notes of lemon, baked apple and crème brûlée, balanced with brisk acidity. Barrel aging provides an elegant finish with a touch of toffee and nutmeg.

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Club Price: $40.00

Appellation: Mendocino County Alcohol: 13.5% Download Tasting Notes

Awards

91 Points, 2019 Vintage, James Suckling

James Suckling, December 2021 issue
Apricots, baked apples, blanched almonds and lemon biscuits on the nose. Salted caramel, too. Full-bodied and buttery, yet fresh. Sweet vanilla-bean notes on the finish. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drink now. – December 8, 2021

94 Points, 2019 Vintage, Tasting Panel

The Tasting Panel, Feb/Mar 2022
This vineyard sits between the shore of the Russian River – on ancient alluvial soil – and a blue heron resting site. Made with certified Biodynamic grapes, this small production, 100% Chardonnay demonstrates the beauty of the variety at this cool climate location. There’s a bright ray of sunshine that alights on lemon biscuits, nutmeg, pine nuts, and MacIntosh apple. Acidity is defined with an edge of minerality. Toasty on the finish with nougat, basil, and chamomile settling on the tongue. – Meridith May

94 Points, 2017 Vintage

The Tasting Panel, November 2019 Issue
Biodynamically farmed Bonterra offers up this single vineyard Chardonnay from the coolest part of Mendocino County, near a blue heron nesting site. With a nose of buttered pears and orange chiffon, this rich, elegant white has texture and grace on the palate, with flavors of butterscotch apple, cinnamon, cashew and a hint of saltiness on the finish.

94 Points, 2016 Vintage

The Tasting Panel, January 2019 Issue
“From Sanel Valley’s fertile riverbank in Mendocino’s interior, this Burgundian-style white is grown with holistic farming practices in a temperate climate on ancient soil. Crafted from free-run juice, the wine was 100% barrel-fermented for 18 months. On the nose, toasty oak in indulgent with marshmallow and pear tart. On the palate, toffee and lemon cream pie merge to even more enticing notes of apple tart tartine and summer peach. Cashew and fig lingers on a long finish.” – Meridith May

  • Awards
    91 Points, 2019 Vintage, James Suckling

    James Suckling, December 2021 issue
    Apricots, baked apples, blanched almonds and lemon biscuits on the nose. Salted caramel, too. Full-bodied and buttery, yet fresh. Sweet vanilla-bean notes on the finish. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drink now. – December 8, 2021

    94 Points, 2019 Vintage, Tasting Panel

    The Tasting Panel, Feb/Mar 2022
    This vineyard sits between the shore of the Russian River – on ancient alluvial soil – and a blue heron resting site. Made with certified Biodynamic grapes, this small production, 100% Chardonnay demonstrates the beauty of the variety at this cool climate location. There’s a bright ray of sunshine that alights on lemon biscuits, nutmeg, pine nuts, and MacIntosh apple. Acidity is defined with an edge of minerality. Toasty on the finish with nougat, basil, and chamomile settling on the tongue. – Meridith May

    94 Points, 2017 Vintage

    The Tasting Panel, November 2019 Issue
    Biodynamically farmed Bonterra offers up this single vineyard Chardonnay from the coolest part of Mendocino County, near a blue heron nesting site. With a nose of buttered pears and orange chiffon, this rich, elegant white has texture and grace on the palate, with flavors of butterscotch apple, cinnamon, cashew and a hint of saltiness on the finish.

    94 Points, 2016 Vintage

    The Tasting Panel, January 2019 Issue
    “From Sanel Valley’s fertile riverbank in Mendocino’s interior, this Burgundian-style white is grown with holistic farming practices in a temperate climate on ancient soil. Crafted from free-run juice, the wine was 100% barrel-fermented for 18 months. On the nose, toasty oak in indulgent with marshmallow and pear tart. On the palate, toffee and lemon cream pie merge to even more enticing notes of apple tart tartine and summer peach. Cashew and fig lingers on a long finish.” – Meridith May

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