2007 Taft Street Chardonnay Russian River "Garagiste"
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 85

Alcohol by volume: 14.5%
Price at time of purchase: $16.50 (from winery)
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

This wine is a barrel-select version of the regular Russian River release, purchased during a nice sale at Taft Street. The wine unfortunately seems dominated by its acid and oak components, with some rather unassertive citrus fruit in the background. More mineral-laden and leesy than the regular bottling. Overall I prefer the regular bottling which, while much softer, has more fruit and charm. Don't serve this one too cold. - HK 2010-06-10


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