Since crafting its premiere vintage of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir in 2001, Duckhorn Wine Company’s Migration has earned acclaim for a refined and compelling style of winemaking that seamlessly balances vibrancy and finesse. Embodying the lush elegance of cool-climate California winegrowing, Migration’s exploration of the great Burgundian varietals began in Anderson Valley where Duckhorn Wine Company cultivates four estate Pinot Noir vineyards, spanning 207 vine acres. Shaped by the valley’s cool nights, fog-shrouded mornings and mild, sunny afternoons, this world-class fruit became the core of Migration’s stylistic identity — producing sophisticated wines with abundant fruit and bright acidity. Migration has taken flight. Defined by the idea of movement, Migration is dedicated to going beyond its original home and exploring Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from California’s finest cool-climate appellations. Migration offers a different paradigm. We are starting with a clearly defined style and exploring how that style can be expressed in different winegrowing regions, which is a fascinating prospect.
Displaying all the complexity and concentration that has made Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley famous, this alluring wine offers stone fruit aromas of nectarine and peach, underscored by inviting layers of orange blossom, crème brûlée, toasted marshmallow, fennel and hints of sweet vanilla oak. On the palate, mouth-filling richness is balanced by a streak of intense acidity that adds to the wine’s length and focus.