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2017 Riley's Rows Chardonnay

Riley's Row 2017 Chardonnay

Winery: Riley's Rows

Vintage: 2017

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Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: North Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $28

Cases produced: 233

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: September 9, 2019

Wine Review: This wine gold colored Chardonnay over-delivers and when I found out where the grapes came from I knew why. It opens with a lemon and pear bouquet with hints of light oak. On the palate, this wine is light to medium bodied, pleasantly acidic and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a tasty pineapple with notes of butterscotch. I also detected hints of pear, lemon and oak. The finish is dry and refreshing. This Chard is very food friendly and would pair very well with a lobster roll. If you want to try some, check out the center bar at the Encore Resort and Casino in Boston. They bought up most of it. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2017 Riley's Rows Chardonnay offers an expressive nose of honeysuckle and lemon blossom. On the palate the wine is supple with a round, silky texture and balanced acidity. The fruit profile has notes of apricot, ripe Meyer lemon, and pear. My goal with this wine was to make a well-balanced Chardonnay that reflects what I like in Chardonnay. I like the texture and richness I get from barrel fermenting, but I don’t like too much obvious new oak. This wine offers a fresh, clean style of Chardonnay that is delightful to drink…with or without a meal!

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