2013 Merry Edwards Chardonnay "Olivet Lane"
Winery: Merry Edwards
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Olivet Lane"
Wine Category: Chardonnay
Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Russian River Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 825
KWG Score: 92.8 (based on 5 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)
Review date: December 1, 2016
Wine Review: This bright yellow colored Chardonnay is Excellent. It opens with a fragrant green melon bouquet with hints of lemon and tangerine. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and savory. The flavor profile is a tasty pear and melon blend with notes of pineapple and banana with hints of lemon verbena and gentle minerality. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely. This Chardonnay would pair well with lobster bisque. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Flaxen, with flecks of white gold, even the color of this wine is regal. The aroma is inviting, multifaceted and bright. Floral scents of honeysuckle, lemon verbena, cherry blossoms and white roses are interlaced with creamy lemon custard, tarte tatin and creme brulee. Layers of ripe nectarine, peach, yellow raspberry and pink lady apple add a full-fruited dimension. The palate is rich and full on the entry, showing fig, mandarin orange and papaya. Balanced with bright, lively acidity, the mouthfeel created is classic Russian River Valley through and through. The finale is a long, lingering finish, accented with a touch of hazelnut and vanilla.
Organic status: not organic
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