2006 C. Donatiello Winery Chardonnay Russian River
Russian River, Sonoma, California
 
WB Rating: 88

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.4%
Price at time of purchase: $28.00 (Winery)
 
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

Good density and balance in this Russian River Chardonnay, whose grapes all come from vineyards - on both sides of the Russian River - within a few miles of this Westside Road winery. This is a fairly tight and controlled Chardonnay, though by no means short on flavor. Aromas and flavors highlighted by subtle peach and apple fruit, roasted cashews, and subtle spicy oak influences (despite being aged in 50% new oak). Fresh, crisp, and untiring on the palate. - HK 2009-03-19

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