Au Contraire Russian River Valley Chardonnay

20151118-073525.jpg Yes, I will fully admit, I was completely taken in by the graphics on the bottle at first glance and was a bit smitten. Then I was sold when the helpful wine gentleman at Bert’s noticed me looking at it and said it was a spectacular Chardonnay and fabulous for the money, one of his favorites. Sold! Stellar inside and out. Had it with a chicken dish and it was just perfect.

From the makers website:
This wine is a blend of Russian River Valley vineyards from the heart of Russian River Valley to the Western Edges of Green Valley touching Sonoma Coast. The variety of growing sites adds layers of ripeness, fruit flavors and complexity. This is 100% Chardonnay.

Pronounced lemon citrus core with tree fruits of pear and crisp apple lined with a floral note of jasmine. Citrus and tree fruits are complemented by a hint of brioche and toast. A round, elegant mouth feel with perfect balance leads to a lingering finish with a touch of minerality. Pairs well with shellfish, cream sauces, roasted chicken, fish, and zesty grilled vegetable dishes as well as mild gouda and other soft cheeses.

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