2010 Healdsburg Ranches Chardonnay Appellation Series Russian River Valley
Producer: Healdsburg Ranches Style: White Wine Grape Type:Chardonnay Origin:California Region:Sonoma Appellation: Russian River Valley
87 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
Light yellow. Musky pear and anise aromas are complemented by notes of smoke and sweet butter. Juicy, fleshy and broad, with good depth to its ripe orchard fruit flavors. Refreshingly bitter on the finish, which features subtle ginger and honeysuckle qualities.
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