Freeman Ryo-Fu Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2021

SKU: 81113
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Ryo-fu is Japanese for “cool breeze,” a fitting name for this Russian River Valley Chardonnay shaped by the chilly winds that blow in from the Pacific Ocean. The 2021 Freeman Ryo-fu Chardonnay has a light gold color and a fruit-forward nose of Fuji apples, nutmeg, honey, and orange zest. It’s one of the more full-bodied Chardonnays with a full palate of ripe stone fruit, lemon cream, and marzipan with its strong acidity on the finish.

Ryo-fu Chardonnay was featured at a recent state dinner welcoming Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the United States.

Type / Grade Wine | White, Japanese Wine
Country America / USA
Region / Prefecture Russian River Valley
Grape Chardonnay
Alcohol % 13.1%
Size 750ml

About Freeman

Freeman Vineyard & Winery was established by Ken Freeman and Akiko Freeman in 2001. They are bound by a shared passion for refined, cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Driven by the firm belief that California is capable of producing wines every bit as complex and compelling as those of Burgundy, they explored more than 300 properties before choosing a site on which to build their dream. Their search ultimately led them to western Sonoma County, with its steep hillside terrain and cooling ocean breezes. From the first vintage, the Freeman style went against convention. While others pushed the limits of ripeness, Akiko and consulting winemaker Ed Kurtzman sought balance and refinement. Today, the winery is defined by those same pursuits, with Akiko at the helm as winemaker, and Freeman is recognized internationally as one of California's most acclaimed small producers and a sole Japanese winery owner in California.