Bright, fresh and nuanced, the 2016 Chardonnay (Russian River) has so much to offer. The Russian River Chardonnay is a distinctly mid-weight wine built on expressive citrus and floral character. It also happens to be the hidden gem in this range.
This wine is an impressive barrel selection of several vineyards across the appellation. It opens with a nose of charcuterie and brined olive, with a palate that is textured and rich in flavors of tarte Tatin and baked mango. Editors' Choice
A soft and juicy chardonnay with lots of pralines, cooked apples and toasted oak character. Full body, lots of flavor and a slightly oily finish. Full style. Drink now.
The appellation 2016 Chardonnay Russian River Valley is a barrel fermented and aged white sourced from all the estate properties. Spiced pineapple, pear, seashell, and some lemon peel notes all emerge from this medium-bodied effort that has good intensity and depth, a light texture, and nicely integrated acidity. It shows the more elegant style of the vintage but puts on weight with time in the glass. It should drink nicely for 3-4 years.
The 2016 Hartford Court Russian River Valley Chardonnay offers subtle aromas of jasmine flower, citrus oil, green apple and pear. The elegant aromatics are complemented by fresh kiwi, lemon drop and Pippin apple flavors. The fruit-focused mid-palate is followed by subtle mineral notes and a hint of crystallized ginger in the finish.