Gallo Family Vineyards Signature Series Chardonnay 2010


SKU 085000019269


Our 2010 Gallo Signature Series Chardonnay mingles aromas of sweet vanilla cream and rustic, nutty baked bread with fruit flavors of pear, lemon meringue and ginger that are uniquely expressive of the Russian River Valley.
Category White Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Gallo Family Vineyards
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Chardonnay Russian River, which comes mostly from the Laguna Ranch, is 100% Chardonnay aged primarily in French oak. This limited production cuvee (3,300 cases) possesses 14.4% natural alcohol and is all barrel fermented with 100% malolactic and lees aging. It exhibits copious aromas of honeysuckle, orange marmalade, poached pears and buttered citrus in a medium to full-bodied, fresh, ripe format. Drink it over the next several years.

Robert Parker, August 2012
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorOffers a subtle mix of green apple, pear, spice and honeydew melon, maintaining focus and ending with a delicate, persistent finish and touch of smoked meat. Drink now through 2016. 3,300 cases made.

James Laube, 2013
  • we85

Wine EnthusiastThis is too oaky, but it's dry and crisp in acidity, with interesting citrus, tropical fruit and pear flavors. The heavy application of oak results in buttered toast and caramel accents.

Steve Heimoff, December 1, 2012