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2019 Ilaria Chardonnay "Russian River Valley"

Ilaria 2019 Chardonnay

Winery: Ilaria

Vintage: 2019

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: $28

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 92.3 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: April 15, 2022

Wine Review: This deep gold Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley opens with a butterscotch, vanilla, and oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is rich and concentrated. The flavor profile is Bartlett pear and oak blend with notes of butterscotch and pineapple. I also detected hints of marzipan and mango. The finish is dry, and its flavors linger and last for quite some time. This Chard is a full-blown CA style. I would drink it on its own. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2019 Ilaria Russian River Valley Chardonnay showcases gorgeous aromas of pear, ripe melon, juicy peach, guava, and passion fruit. Exquisite layers of spring flowers, marzipan, crème brûlée, beeswax and sea spray continue to unfold on the seductive complex nose. This wine exhibits extraordinary textural finesse. The saline notes and vibrant acidity balance the luxurious creaminess on the palate. This savory multi-faceted wine ends with a decadent and compelling finish.

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