2017 Lancel Creek Vineyard Chardonnay | Friedeman Wines | Winestyr
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2017 Lancel Creek Vineyard Chardonnay

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Appellation: Russian River Valley AVA

By: Friedeman Wines

In: Sebastopol, CA

750mL / 13.9% ABV

Winestyr Review

This is a polished expression of tiny-production, single vineyard Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley. Wonderfully balanced, this wine has a clean crisp character with a nice backbone of French Oak which gives a toasty, baked apple spice note which adds to the creamy mouthfeel and crisp, zesty finish. 91 points Wine Enthusiast

What We Love

  • A Chardonnay for Chardonnay geeks
  • Bold, racy, and balanced

The Lancel Creek Vineyard Chardonnay from Friedeman Wines is a luxurious Chardonnay for Chardonnay connoisseurs


Friedeman Wines is a micro-producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. We are immensely proud to be the exclusive outlet to secure his wines.


Originally from the Chicago area themselves, the Friedemans' story behind their foray into winemaking epitomizes those we had in mind when we started Winestyr. Their first production, only 200 cases a handful of years ago, took place more or less out of a garage, and was so well received that it sold out to local residents before it could even be introduced to the outside public. They've since produced several more vintages, each a slightly larger production than the last (though still very small productions), and have continued to grow their craft business organically. This is the winery you want to hear about on a trip to wine country - the one only the locals know about and love because of its great product and fantastic people.

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