Frei Brothers Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017
|California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
The 2017 Chardonnay Russian River Valley was aged for eight months in 20% new French and American oak. It gives up classic warm apples, fresh pears and nutmeg scents with a touch of toast. Medium-bodied with an appealing oiliness to the texture, it has a dollop of oak influence giving a savory edge to all that fruit, finishing spicy.
Inviting in stone fruit and marshmallow, this wine has a robust presence of oak and is creamy and lush in style, with a simplicity that pleases and delivers plenty of flavor.
Juicy, with hints of jasmine to the Golden Delicious apple flavors. Moderately spicy on the finish. Drink now.