SONOMA COUNTY CHARDONNAY BY BRANDI GLANVILLE Unfiltered Blonde Chardonnay is the inspiration born of a partnership of Celebrity and Bravo Network Star, Brandi Glanville and Winemaker and grape grower and friend, Tyson Rippey.
THE WINE The branding is playful, but the wine is serious Chardonnay produced from grapes grown in select vineyards in Sonoma County and one vineyard in the Yountville appellation of Napa County. Hand-picked and whole cluster presssed, the Sonoma County grapes are fermeneted in stainless steel tanks to preserve the varietal characteristics, while the Yountville fruit is fermented in French oak barrels to give the wine a rich mouthfeel and soft touch of oak.
For more than 17 years,Brandi Glanvilletraveled the world as a high fashion and top runway and print model. She has appeared in premiere fashion magazines including Glamour and Cosmopolitan and worked for luxury design houses such as Giorgio Armani, Chanel and Gucci. A published author and television celebrity appearing on The Apprentice and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Brandi considers her most important role that of mother to her two sons, Mason and Jake.
Tyson and Jenni Rippey,along with their family, have been making wine and growing premium wine grapes in California for more than 30 years. Today they are one of the largest custom wine producers in the U.S. and make wine for some of the top brands in the nation.
One sip and she'll tell it to you true; her first thoughts of spicy vanilla and oak, an honest account of crisp apples, and a final kiss of sweet melon. She's an uncensored personality who speaks volumes as she pours her heart out to you. Have a glass and give a lisen to her unfiltered take on what Sonoma Chardonnay should really be.