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2017 Flanagan Chardonnay "Russian River Valley"

Flanagan 2017 Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Winery: Flanagan

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Russian River Valley"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $49

Cases produced: 369

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: April 15, 2019

Wine Review: This yellow colored Chardonnay from Flanagan is impressive and was well-received by our tasting group. It opens with an oak and pear bouquet with a hint butterscotch. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied and nicely balanced between its acidity and fruit. The flavor profile is a nice blend of pineapple, pear and gentle minerality with notes of nicely integrated oak. I also detected hints of lemon and butterscotch towards the end. The finish is dry and its flavors sail on for quite a while. This Chard is very food friendly and would pair nicely with Chicken St. Timothy. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The nose shows notes of honeysuckle, vanilla, and citrus blossom. The palate has an elegant melange of ripe red apple, stone fruit and citrus flavors supported by understated barrel notes and a hint of clover honey on the finish. The key to the wine is the bright acidity and elegant minerality that tie everything together. This is a great example of what top Russian River Chardonnay sites can produce when wine making is focused on balance.

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