Our 2019 Russian River Valley ‘Tres Frais’ Chardonnay has been recognized!

As the saying goes, “it doesn’t get any better than this.” Any 98-point wine is on the cusp of perfection, a wine that even the most discerning wine enthusiasts will genuinely enjoy.

Ledson Winery and Vineyards in Kenwood, California is a trend-setting, award-winning winery particularly noted for innovation in vineyard management and winemaking.

In the recent East Meets West Wine and Spirits Competition held in Santa Rosa, CA, Ledson’s 2019 Russian River Valley “Tres Frais” Chardonnay earned a whopping 98 Points, Best of Class, and Double Gold Medal from the discriminating group of international judges.

As a further confirmation of quality, the recently completed San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition judges also awarded the 2019 Russian River Valley Tres Frais Chardonnay a second Double Gold Medal Award.

The scope of its many awards has placed Ledson Winery (aka “The Castle Winery”) among the leaders of the best Sonoma Valley wineries.

Creating the 2019 “Tres Frais” Chardonnay

The name “Tres Frais” translates from French to English as “very fresh”, a truly apt description of the flavors and mouthfeel of this excellent wine.

This wine bears a clean, fresh quality after undergoing a slow, very cold fermentation in stainless steel to retain its forthright fruitiness. Due to this unique fermentation process, it avoids the typical buttery, creamy texture and often present toasted oak flavor that other Chardonnays present.

Instead, the Russian River Valley “Tres Frais” delivers a fresh, vibrant taste that suggests elegant minerality and succulence with flavors of pineapple, ripe peach, and apricot. It’s a refreshing addition to a warm, sunny day or when paired with a light and delightful seafood or chicken meal served with pasta, veggies, or risotto.

Enjoy Wines from Ledson Winery and Vineyards

In addition to the recent accolades for their 2019 Russian River Valley ‘Tres Frais’ Chardonnay, Ledson Winery and Vineyards have won many other awards for the many wine varietals and blends. Most recently, fourteen of Ledson’s wines have scored between 95 and 99 points; three of them have achieved recognition as ‘Wine of the Year’ at prestigious international wine competitions. Guests who come to the Ledson Castle for wine tastings and tours soon realize why the winery ranks high among the best Sonoma Valley wineries.

To experience the magnificent Ledson Castle Winery in person and safely sample some of the award-winning wines, you may reserve your place by completing the Ledson Reservation Form on the website.