Raeburn Sonoma County Chardonnay 2021
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
Winemaker Notes :
Raeburn Chardonnay shows an array of complex fruit tones ranging from pear and Gravenstein apple to nectarine. The fruit is beautifully complemented with toasted oak, vanilla and hints of Crème Brûlée with a balanced and elegant finish.
The Tasting Panel
We've long been fans of this 100% barrel-fermented wine aged in sur lie for nine months in French and Hungarian oak, but this vintage displays a surge of aromatics and flavors that is truly impressive. Ripe pear and lemon blossom perfume the air as the luxe mouthfeel of honeyed melon caresses the tongue. Intermingling notes of wet stone, charred caramel and yellow apple connect to an arch of bright acidity. The finish is juicy, with a twist of tangerine.
This well-rounded, fruity and lightly oaked wine offers the classic baked apple, butter and vanilla flavors backed by mild green-apple acidity and a full body.