| 2008 Frei Brothers Chardonnay Russian River Valley|
Russian River, Sonoma, CA
WB Rating: 79
Alcohol by volume: 13.9%
Price at time of purchase: $11.19 (Safeway)
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay
I'm guessing this wine was much better 1 - 2 years ago; at present it strikes me as over the hill, though it still comes across as fairly nicely balanced and textured. The aromas and flavors have a somewhat odd nature: some nice baked apple fruitiness (as opposed to the more typical crisp Russian River fruit), but also a serious dose of sherry, with a finish of caramel tending toward burnt sugar. Certainly drinkable, but some tasters may find this more in their comfort zone than I do. - HK 2012-11-25
Click [here] to email us your comments/score and we'll append below.