- Martin Ray Chardonnay Russian River 2014 Product #29985 (In Stock)
Here's a truly luxurious Russian River Chardonnay made with all the care and high quality you'd expect in a $40 wine - but for much, much, less! The fruit came from three excellent Russian River vineyards - Ricci, Bisordi and Pellini - plus some estate fruit from the excellent sub-region of Green Valley. In 2014, drought gave small clusters of intense fruit that ripened to perfection. About 30% of the fruit was fermented and aged in French oak for complexity and spice with the rest in tank to retain vivid, fresh.
The 2013 edition was a 90 pointer from Wine Enthusiast, and this is better still. It opens with classic Russian River Chard aromas of crisp green apple, orange blossom, lemon zest, ripe Asian pear, and a touch of vanilla bean. Then a juicy mouthful of apple, pear, and lemon flavors accented by notes of buttered popcorn and toasty caramel. The buttered toast, green apple, ripe pear and salty caramel flavors linger nicely as a mouthwatering but easy finish provides enough support for food. A great Chardonnay for parties and sipping that's classy enough to serve with serious meals.
- Pali Bluffs Pinot Noir Russian River 2013 Product #29895 (In Stock)
Always a very fine value, Pali's "Bluffs" Pinot Noir delivers a classic, balanced, expression of this great Pinot Noir region. Aromas and flavors of ripe berries, candied black cherry, and blueberry fruit are surrounded by accents of fresh earth and sweet spice. Finishes long with plenty of earthy fruit over light, fine-grained, tannins and nicely integrated acidity. A winner!