- Bearboat Pinot Noir Russian River 2009 Product #27017 (In Stock)
We don't know much about Bearboat, but they sure do make a nice Russian River Pinot Noir! Made from fruit purchased from various vineyards around the Valley, vinified carefully and then given 10 months in small French oak. The wine shows pretty scents of black cherry with a bit of cassis and toast. In the mouth plenty of stawberry, raspberry and classic Russian River candied cherry fruit are complemented by some nice hints of fresh earth and smoke. The wine is nicely balanced - rich, but good freshness - and shows a pretty note of licorice on the finish. Nice wine, nice value.
- Dutton Goldfield Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2010 Product #28062 (In Stock)
A very nice deal on classic Russian River Chardonnay from the fine 2010 vintage, but limited at this price.
"Sourced from five Dutton Ranch vineyards with 40% from Mill Station Vineyard. 100% barrel fermented. Aged 10 months in 40% new French oak barrels. · Attractive aromas of fresh pears, lemon and roasted nuts. Flavors of baked pears, green apple, and citrus in a crisp, bright style with some length on the refreshing lemon-driven finish. A terrific food wine." Very good, Pinot Report
"Hints of Meyer lemons and Red Delicious apples wrapped in a minerally coverlet provide the focus for this well-fruited, lively, youthful Chardonnay, and while the wine is plenty tight in structure, it is surprisingly mouthfilling at the same time. Its racy style will remind some of White Burgundy yet there is Sonoma writ large on its fruit, and, it is confirmation that some sites here can produce restrained yet well-filled interpretations of the grape in willing vintages." California Connoisseurs' Guide 93 points