2005 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Tropical fruit aromas abound, ripe pear and baked apple pie as well in the nose. Lovely stone fruit characteristics really show through in the mid-palate—peach, apricot, lychee, and Fuji apple dangle in the minerality. Elegantly structured, complex, full-bodied, it is a beautiful example of Chardonnay as it should be—and for a fraction of the price coming from this reputable region! Just a kiss of oak and no ML (secondary malolactic fermentation). Long, clean, succulent finish. This Chardonnay will continue to age and improve for years to come.
Style: Full, Bold