Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2008

$18.99

SKU 875129232560

750ml

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Barrel fermentation in new and seasoned French oak added toasty vanilla and spice complexities, and during 8 months of barrel ageing, we regularly stirred the "lees" in barrel, which gives a certain fullness and creamy texture on the palate. Encouraging malolactic fermentation added additional character, and in the glass the wine is both creamy and crisp, with abundant fruit character, mineral, and toasty oak flavors.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Chalk Hill
Brand Rodney Strong
  • we88

Wine EnthusiastClassy Chardonnay. Shows ripe, savory pineapple, Meyer lemon, lime and mineral flavors, brightened with crisp acidity and enriched with a touch of sweet oak. As rich as it is, it feels elegant and refined in the mouth.

Steve Heimoff, September 1, 2010
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorClean and vibrant, fresh and snappy, with ripe pear, floral and green apple notes that are refreshing.

James Laube, June 30, 2010