J Vineyards Russian River Chardonnay 2020 - 750ml

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92pts James Suckling

Aromas of pie crust, pink grapefruit and flint. Full-bodied with lovely nutty character. Creamy, too. Nicely balanced and concentrated.

 

Winemaker Notes

This Russian River Valley Chardonnay showcases the best of this classic cool- climate region. Aromas of honeysuckle, tangerine and lightly toasted oak hint toward the complexity and structure of this appealing Chardonnay. The silky- smooth wine offers weight and brightness, full through the middle with a lingering finish that deftly balances sweet oak notes with crisp, refreshing acidity. Notes of mango and baked yellow apple on the palate blend with citrusy pomelo and mandarin characteristics, while subtle suggestions of graham cracker, vanilla and a kiss of butterscotch add intriguing depth.

Enjoy this alongside hazelnut- crusted black cod over wild rice or an appetizer of prosciutto-wrapped honeydew. For a cheese pairing, try White Stilton topped with dried apricots and a drizzle of honey.