Martin Ray Chardonnay 2013, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$22.25 (57067)

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5
January 23, 2016

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a quite suave, rich chardonnay that has fine bones. Not overtly oaky or sweet despite its size. Shows welcome...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A surprisingly lean and vibrant, crunchy and fresh RRV chardonnay, with fully integrated oak and a fine range of...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

A really nice, relatively inexpensive example from the RRV. The aromatics are balanced with notes ranging from melted...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A deliciously viscous and voluptuous chardonnay. The alcohol is pleasantly restrained and the notable oak is...

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Community Reviews (1)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Lean but suave Chard which possesses a nice balance of oak, fruit & minerality

Description: Gold in colour with a medium intense nose. This wine features light toasted oak, lemon, pear, red & green apples, tangerine, nutmeg, dill, light oak spice and limestone. Medium+ body with some light tannin, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Interesting Notes: Nice to see a Russian River Valley Chard for under $30 and under 14% alcohol.

Drink now or in the next 3-5 years on its own or pair it with Chicken Piccata with lemon caper sauce.

Tasted: 22 February 2016

Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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