Thursday, March 17, 2016

Dry Creek Vineyard Russian River Valley 2012 Chardonnay Block 10






Dry Creek Vineyard Russian River Valley 2012 Chardonnay Block 10, $29.99-$33.99, 91 points, was an Enamel brass color grading clear at the glass edge.
Aromatic toasty caramel with hints of apple were good.
Medium-bodied, good acidity, and a mineral taste managed a restrained (compared to most) Cali-Chardonnay flavor profile; showing feather-touches of oak highlighting the neutral white wine flavors with a more distinct lemon zest than almost any other I've tasted, and just a hint of vanilla.
Finished long, but again with restraint, on the trailing palate, an undercurrent of fig, easy ginger notes, and a modest 13.5% alcohol.
Paired perfectly with my BLT.

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2 comments:

  1. Ha! I was looking at this very wine in a store just today.

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