2006 DeLoach Vineyards Chardonnay
Russian River, Sonoma, California
 
WB Rating: 78

 
Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $16.00 (from winery)
 
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

I've had two very different experiences with this wine, even though both bottles were purchased at the winery and drunk there with lunch. In one tasting (October 2007) the wine was flavorful and clean, displaying a good nose of green apples, lemon, vanilla, and nutmeg-like spice. The wine was soft and uncomplicated, but certainly pleasant, and I rated it in the mid-80's. In the second go-round (about a year later, in October 2008), the wine was very disappointing - green, bland, washed out, virtually fruitless, and bordering on unpleasant. I would not take a risk on this one again. - HK 2008-10-06

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