2012 Wind Racer Chardonnay "Russian River"
Winery: Wind Racer
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Russian River"
Wine Category: Chardonnay
Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Russian River Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)
Review date: June 18, 2015
Wine Review: This pale straw colored Chardonnay from WindRacer was our top choice in a recent blind tasting. It opens with a mild pear bouquet with a hint of butter and toasted almond. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, delicate and super smooth. The flavor profile is a delicious mild pear with hints of butter and light vanilla and oak. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. The panel suggested pairing it with chicken Marbella or baked Dover sole. Enjoy
Winemaker Notes: Lovely, bright aromas of lemon curd, baked pear, apricot, and jasmine combine with opulent flavors of shortbread, golden plum, marmalade, and vanilla custard to create a round, rich wine with a long finish and generous mouthfeel. The Russian River Valley provides optimal ripening conditions for Chardonnay
Organic status: not organic
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