2012 Chardonnay, Woolsey Road Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Publications

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May 2014

Award

92-93

Review

Hazy yellow-gold.  Smoke-accented pear and white peach on the nose, with notes of tarragon and iodine adding complexity.  Densely packed orchard and citrus fruit flavors are braced by a strong mineral quality and become spicier with air.  Shows excellent clarity and power on the mineral-dominated finish, which is gripping, pure and strikingly long.  Note that this wine had not been bottled when I tasted it in March.

Wine

2012 Chardonnay, Woolsey Road Vineyard, Russian River Valley