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2017 Davis Bynum Chardonnay "River West Vineyard"

Davis Bynum 2017 River West Vineyard Chardonnay

Winery: Davis Bynum

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "River West Vineyard"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 92.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: June 27, 2020

Wine Review: Straw-gold in color. Tea tree oil, spearmint, and white pepper aromas leap from the glass on this very fragrant single-vineyard Chardonnay from Russian River Valley. The flavor profile is spicy papaya and pineapple blend with hints of caramel candy. It is medium-plus in body with spry acidity and tropical fruit flavors at the peak of ripeness. At 14.5% alcohol, the wine is racy and some may find the oak is formidable, but it adds tremendous body and it carries the flavors to an impressive finish. Serve with raw oysters and mignonette (rather than cocktail sauce) or Thai green papaya salad "Tam Som". - Jeoff

Winemaker Notes: The 2017 vintage has beautiful aromas of toasted sesame, marzipan, Meyer lemon and baked apple. On the palate the wine opens with toasty brioche, hazelnut and baking spices, with a lush finish that is balanced with acidity and a rich creaminess. Enjoy this Chardonnay with creamy cheeses, vegetable ravioli or grilled veal chops and mushrooms.

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