Simi Russian River Valley Reserve Chardonnay 2011, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$31.95 (200881)

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86 pts
5
March 01, 2014

Critic Reviews (4)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A very interesting wine from Vinho Verde with substance and guts. A good deal of saline and mineral, dry, without...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a mid-weight, fairly soft, chardonnay that's over-wooded in my view. A lot of clove, resin and...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This seems sweet and very caramelized, creamy and lactic, with somewhat hard underlying acids. The oak is ultimately...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Tight and disjointed, marked by bitter lime pith. Wears a mask of acidity dredged in marshy, malo flavours. Overkill...

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Community Reviews (1)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Bright gold in colour with a medium intense nose.

A woody Chard devoid of fruit that will only appeal to a discerning few

This wine features medium+ toasted oak, lemon candy, burnt sugar, caramel, cloves, ginger and dill. Full body with good acidity and a long length

Negatives: A little heat from the 14.5% alcohol & too much sourness on the finish

Drink now or in the next 4 years on its own or and pair it with Peruvian Pulpo al Olivo.

Tasted: 7 July 2014

Score: 8.5/10, Value: 7.5/10 (Clearance price 8+/10), Total: 16/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5

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