Robert Young was one of the first to plant French Dijon Chardonnay clones in Alexander Valley. After many years working with many different clones, Robert decided to create a hybrid clone taking the Dijon Clone of France and combining it with the Wente Clone found here in California. The resulting Robert Young Clone 17 Chardonnay is a distinctive clone that has many positive attributes in the resulting wines: lifted aromatics, rich textural body and flavor intensity. We currently make three different estate grown Chardonnays, all with distinctive flavor profiles achieved from clonal selection, site specifity, winemaking techniques and barrel treatment.
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