2005 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Publications

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 08

Award

91

Review

Bright yellow. Smoky, leesy, mineral-driven aromas of orange, buttery brioche and iodine. Deep and chewy, with concentrated citrus and orchard fruit flavors braced by chalky minerals. Gains weight and a buttery, nutty quality on the long, sappy finish. This could pass for a suave Meursault.

Wine

2005 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley