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Professional Ratings: 93 Connoisseurs' Guide
Region: Russian River, California
Style: Rich & Creamy
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Item no. 118347
The attractiveness of the wine is apparent immediately in the glass with its subtle golden straw color, and nose of lemon curd, sweet cream and tangerine. It is a wine that leads with delicacy, but at the same time promises concentration. In the mouth, the concentration comes through with juicy Meyer lemon fruit and overtones of mango and ginger. The wine shows richness and perceived viscosity that comes from great fruit and careful lees contact, then finishes with refreshing citrus/sourball fruit that leaves you wanting more.
This is a perfect wine for sipping on the deck, or pairing with cheeses, seafood or poultry with creamy sauces.
Hints of Meyer lemons and Red Delicious apples wrapped in a minerally coverlet provide the focus for this well-fruited, lively, youthful Chardonnay, and while the wine is plenty tight in structure, it is surprisingly mouthfilling at the same time. Its racy style will remind some of White Burgundy yet there is Sonoma writ large on its fruit, and, it is confirmation that some sites here can produce restrained yet well-filled interpretations of the grape in willing vintages.