Light gold core and edge - fully developed and ready to go. Clean nose that I enjoyed for a long time before sipping. Developed nose of butterscotch, caramel, citrus, mineral, umami and more. Complex and gorgeous and really difficult to describe because of the layers of complexity. In the mouth it was pure deliciousness - creamy and rich but with the addition of perfectly balanced acidity to keep it very much alive with citrus, mineral and honey/toffee flavours. Long finish that completed the circle.
Didn't know this was a Greg La Follette wine until I looked at the back label. Luscious but not over-manipulated RRV chardonnay. Apple, sweet buttercream, touch of oak. Nice clean fruit with a very good finish. Tasty and classy.
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(DuNah Chardonnay DeDee’s Estate, Russian River Valley) If, like many sommeliers, you reached Chardonnay ennui long ago, here’s a wine guaranteed to shake your tree: an amazingly elegant white of pinpoint, crisp-edged, yet long, silky, viscous, rich, and seamlessly textured qualities, directly reflecting the unique terroir of DuNah’s hilltop vineyard in the Sebastopol Hills. The nose is multifaceted and downright gorgeous, dripping with white peach, Hawaiian pineapple, a pungent stoniness, and the honeyed-smoky-yeasty nuances of judicious barrel fermentation. Hot Picks
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