2007 Robert Young Estate Winery Chardonnay
Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California
 
WB Rating: 91

 
Alcohol by volume: 14.7%
Price at time of purchase: $40.00 (Winery)
 
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

When first tasted a year or two ago, I found the 2007 still a bit austere, and clearly preferred the outstanding 2006. But in the most recent tasting, the 2007 was also absolutely superb - beatifully balanced, rich, long, pure. Ripe peach and poached pear fruit with a lovely dose of cinammon-like spice in the nose, mouth-coating richess without any sense of heaviness. Perfect acid balance keeps it fresh and clean. Just a joy to drink. - HK 2011-05-20

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