Wine Spectator 89 points
Supple and graceful, with a mix of flavors that includes white flowers, spice, stone fruits and citrus. Full-bodied and still a bit raw, but well-proportioned, ending with a spicy finish.
Medals: Double Gold, 5th annual American Fine Wine Competition
|In the Russian River Valley, 2009 will be memorable for its ideal, long growing season. Limited frost damage in April, below normal summer temperatures, and few heat spikes of any duration all contributed to excellent quality fruit with ripe flavors and good texture. Across the board, our 2009 Chardonnays possess amazing depth, elegance and structure.