Gallo Family Laguna Vineyard Chardonnay 2009, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$19.95 (544981)

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August 31, 2013

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a ripe and rich chardonnay with intense buttery, nutty, lightly smoky and earthy aromas. Not very fruit...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's an very impressive value from Gallo's Laguna vineyard, especially if you appreciate heavily toasty, oaky, lees...

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Community Reviews (5)

Dave Dal Farra
Dave Dal Farra

Still a beast at this late date but delicious. Very pronounced wood but classy and balance. Probably at peak, wish I had a few left

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Matthew Shannon
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Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

Fans of the big and buttery will want to get ahold of this. Golden colour in the glass, the nose features intense aromas of butter, caramel, ripe apple and peach, along with smokey and nutty notes. On the palate, this is a very unctuous wine with good acidity with buttery/nutty notes come to the forefront. The length is excellent. I'd be incredibly happy to drink this with a rich lobster dish or just on its own, as it's almost a meal unto itself. Lovers of this style will be thrilled. Truly an amazing value. Tasted August 2013.

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Jason Chenier
Jason Chenier

A very nice chardonnay for those whole love a buttery big oak finish. Surprisingly good for a wine that is priced under $20. Tasted August 2013.

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James Miller
James Miller

Disappointing first bottle, time to drink up.

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