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2012 Wind Racer Chardonnay "Russian River"

Winery: Wind Racer

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Russian River"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

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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