Gallo Family Vineyards Signature Series Chardonnay 2010
|Appellation||Russian River Valley|
|Brand||Gallo Family Vineyards|
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.
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.
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.