Sunday, November 27, 2016

Virginia Dare Russian River Valley 2014 Chardonnay

Virginia Dare Russian River Valley 2014 Chardonnay, $18.69-$24.99, 87 points, appeared a brassy straw yellow color.
Aromas while cold were apple dominant, but while warming evolved more cantaloupe and Chardonnay neutral.
Slightly heavier than medium-bodied with fair-plus acidity.
The well balanced flavor profile managed typical vanilla, pome fruit, and just a hint of citrus.
Finished long on the trailing palate, a bit vegetative, and with a restrained 13.9% alcohol.
Paired fine with Thanksgiving leftovers.


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