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2007 Rudd Estate Chardonnay Bacigalupi Vineyard Russian River Valley
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About Rudd Estate

Entreprenuer Leslie Rudd, Kansas Liqour wholesaler, owner of the Dean & Deluca gourmet food markets, Oakville Grocery, St. Helena's PRESS restaurant, and Distillery 209, also owns two wineries, Edge Hill Estate and Rudd Winery...

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2007 Rudd Estate Chardonnay Bacigalupi Vineyard Russian River Valley

Producer: Rudd Estate
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma

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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2009

($65) Good medium bright straw. Highly aromatic nose combines lemon drop, fresh herbs, a hint of resin and rocky minerality. Broad, rich and sweet, with pineapple, pear juice, citrus blossom and stone fruit flavors accented by sweet oak (57% new). This, too, comes across as a bit phenolic-as well as riper than past vintages at 15.1% alcohol. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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