Posts Tagged Migration

2012 Migration Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

One might get the impression that Migration winemaker Neil Bernardi enjoys the fermentation process. Consider that for this 2012 vintage, Bernardi oversaw just shy of 50 individual fermentations, creating an equal number of “lots” from which to... Read more

2012 Migration Chardonnay, Searby Vineyard, Russian River Valley

You’re in for a Rued awakening when you smell this wine — and we mean that in a good way. Anyone familiar with Chardonnay clones would take one whiff of this Searby Vineyard bottling and know that the vineyard is planted with the Rued clone —... Read more

2012 Migration Chardonnay, Dierberg Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley

When it comes to Chardonnay, most renditions are rich and fat (the favored style in California for the last two decades of the 20th century) or bright and refreshing (embraced by most Burgundian vintners). Rare is the Chardonnay that manages to... Read more

2012 Migration Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

This is considered Migration’s flagship wine, although not in the sense that one associates the term “flagship” with, say, Kendall-Jackson’s “Vintner’s Reserve” Chardonnay. Whereas K-J seeks to emulate a house style vintage after... Read more

2012 Migration Chardonnay, Charles Heintz Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

Although the broad “Sonoma Coast” AVA is listed on the label, this wine was made from grapes grown in a single vineyard in Green Valley — a small AVA within the Russian River Valley AVA of Sonoma County. Green Valley is the coolest growing... Read more

2010 Migration Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Produced by Duckhorn. Winemaker Neil Bernardi. Medium straw color. The bright nose delivers ample layers of ripe peach, white flowers, citrus blossom, cream, and butter. Rich and mouth-filling, it shows lots of buttered peach fruit with a splash of... Read more

2009 Migration Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Citrus aromatics, leading to rich, fleshy tropical fruit impressions. This wine fills the mouth, yet remains lithe. And topping it off is a creamy vanilla finish. MSRP: $55 (July 2011) Wine Lines rating:... Read more