Davis Bynum River West Vineyard Chardonnay 2013
|Appellation||Russian River Valley|
Wine EnthusiastFrom a vineyard on Westside Road, this white is piquant and fulsome in oak and hazelnut notes, with a whiff of petrol making it exotic. It develops richer elements of créme brûlée and brioche along the way, balanced by a spritzy acidity and lengthy finish.
Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Chardonnay River West Vineyard exhibits loads of minerality, a wet stone-like component, honeyed lemon blossom, white peach and assorted citrus. It is medium-bodied, refreshing and seems to me a quintessential Russian River Chardonnay. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.
Wine SpectatorA touch raw and coarse in texture, with citrus-infused green apple and tangerine flavors that are zesty and lively from vibrant acidity. Drink now. 14,628 cases made.