2008 Inspiration Vineyards Chardonnay Russian River Valley


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
Drink between 2010 - 2015 (Edit)
CT85 12 reviews
Label borrowed from 2009
Label borrowed from 2007

Community Tasting Notes 9

  • rjquillin Likes this wine:

    June 27, 2015 - Consistent with previous notes and aging nicely.

  • ChipGreen wrote:

    June 16, 2015 - Over the hill

  • klezman wrote:

    July 1, 2014 - Pear, apple, butterscotch/vanilla, great acid, hint of grass, and enough citrus to round it out. Delicious Chard, and drinking at a nice age right now imo.

  • rjquillin wrote:

    March 15, 2014 - Opened for a family gathering Feb 2, as such no even semi-formal notes taken. A pleasant if somewhat atypical Chard showing in an old-world style; neither a butter bomb or or crisp SS fermentation. Recorked under Ar with a Zork. Continued sampling random glasses over the next month or so and remain neutral, need to pay more attention initially upon opening.
    The wine looks light gold colored. The legs are slow. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like lemon and butterscotch. It tastes like peach, light toast, butterscotch and lemon. The body is medium. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has medium acidity.

  • ChipGreen wrote:

    November 4, 2013 - From the winemaker: "The 08 Chard is unfiltered - please be aware that once you receive it, it needs to settle because sediment does create bitterness.
    Otherwise, caramel apple and honey with some oakiness is what you'll discover. The wine is aging nicely but it's definitely an Old World (ie French) style Chardonnay and NOT a typical California butter & oak bomb."
    Treat this wine properly and you will be rewarded. Stand the bottle upright for several hours and/or decant before pouring to allow the sediment to settle.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White
  • Producer Inspiration Vineyards
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 19 (37%)
  • Consumed 32 (63%)

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