2005 Martinelli Chardonnay Russian River
Russian River, Sonoma, California
 
WB Rating: 87

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.3%
Price at time of purchase: $28.00 (from winery)
 
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

Attractive deep gold color, crisp texture. Reticent aromas and flavors of Meyer lemon, spiced apple, and roasted nuts. Well balanced, good with food, but simple and somewhat lacking in intensity and depth. Clearly a step below their excellent single-vineyard Chardonnays. At $28, not expensive by inflated Russian River standards, but you can definitely do better in this price range elsewhere. - HK 2008-03-25

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