2013 C. Donatiello Winery Chardonnay Rowan
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 91

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $40.00 (Winery)
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

To my taste, a more complete and interesting wine than the also excellent 2012. Beautifully balanced and pure in feel, the 2013 Rowan's features an intriguing mix of tropical fruit, crème brûlée, caramel, citrus blossoms, and candied lemon. Very clean and crisp in the mouth, long fruit-filled finish. No intrusive oaky notes despite seeing 43% new oak. - HK 2015-09-29


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