Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Raeburn Russian River Valley 2014 Chardonnay

Raeburn Russian River Valley 2014 Chardonnay, $15.99-$18.99, 89 points, poured a burnished gold color.
The good, but prosaic aromas of vanilla, caramel, soft floral notes, and tropical fruit screams California Chardonnay; I say that, without meaning to be derogatory, cause this is a perfect archetypical Cali Chardonnay (something many are proud of).

Medium-plus bodied, typically fair acidity, expressly fresh ripe fruit flavors with largely aroma-driven notes excelled at being a Cali Chardonnay.
Finished long on fresh tropical fruit, an almost spritz-like pear, a hint of ginger, and a well integrated 14% alcohol.


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  1. Ooh, I like the sheep label on that Grüner Veltliner.