2009 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
January 1, 2013
Ripe apples and citrus and a full helping of sweet, slightly toasty oak merge seamlessly in the deep aromas and ample flavors of this nicely filled offering, and, while showing plenty of flesh, the wine is impeccably balanced and is free of any extraneous fat. It is insistently rich and charged with lots of freshening fruity acid at the finish, and it is both delicious right now and built to last for a very long time.