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2016 Rock Wall Chardonnay "Russian River"

Rock Wall 2016 Russian River Chardonnay

Winery: Rock Wall

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Russian River"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 442

KWG Score: 89.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: September 1, 2019

Wine Review: This dark yellow colored Chardonnay opens with a faint lemon bouquet with a hint of banana crème pie. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and balanced with a pleasant creamy mouthfeel. The flavor profile is an oak influenced lemon verbena with notes of minerality and white pepper. I also detected hints of pineapple and touch of yellow grapefruit. The finish is dry and has some length to it. I would pair this Chard with chicken piccata. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: I’m grateful to have a family "hook-up" on this fruit because it is good stuff. The 2016 is a vibrant version of this wine with beautiful aromas of minerality, caramel cream and butterscotch followed by juicy fruit flavors of mango, apple and angel food cake.

Organic status: not organic

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