Smooth and buttery, with obvious but not overwhelming wood effects. Apples and pears open on the attack, with minerality shining through on the mid-palate. Acids are high enough to offer good balance to the buttery wood. This is a very pleasant food wine. Drink with roast chicken. Recommended (88). DH

WHO: Medlock Ames
WHAT: Chardonnay
DESIGNATION: Bell Mountain Vineyard
WHERE:  California, Russian River Valley
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $35

 

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