Clos Du Bois Sonoma Reserve Chardonnay 2010, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$19.90 (479527)

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June 09, 2012

Critic Reviews (1)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Soft, gentle, easy-going chardonnay, with rounded edges and modest depth/length/complexity. Correct, but overpriced....

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Community Reviews (1)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Light gold in colour with a medium intense nose.

Positives: I have to admit I favour Russian River Chards due to their complexity and their buttery creaminess without the sour notes on the finish. This Chard doesn't disappoint and it taste more like a $40 wine. Besides being yummy, this wine features medium toasted oak, buttered popcorn, lemon, lemon rind, clementines, honeydew melon, marshmallows, lemon meringue pie, spiced apples and pink grapefruit. Medium body with good acidity, alcohol that is under 14%, which is always a bonus, and a very long length, unusual for a Chard priced at this range.

Negatives: None

Interesting Point: This wine appears to be on clearance price with the regular price of $23.95.

Drink now or over the next 2 years on its own or pair it with snow crabs and drawn butter. Double yummy!

Tasted: 29 Oct 12

Best Buy & Top Pick

Score: 9+/10, Value: 10/10, Total: 19+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5

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