2011 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Publications

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May 2014

Award

90

Review

Vivid gold.  More exotic than the Sonoma Coast bottling, displaying scents of passion fruit, poached pear, honey and almond paste.  Then surprisingly taut and focused on the palate, displaying fresh tangerine and tropical fruit flavors and a bracing kick of bitter quinine.  Plays richness off of vivacity smoothly and finishes supple, spicy and very long, with an echo of ripe pear.

Wine

2011 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley