J Vineyards & Winery Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2020
|California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
|J Vineyards & Winery
Our Russian River Valley Chardonnay showcases the best of this classic cool climate region. The wine opens with lots of bright, flavorful notes of tropical papaya and guava on the medium-bodied palate. Hints of baked apple pie, ripe yellow peach, golden sultana and a touch of crystallized ginger add richness and depth. Nine months of French oak aging adds a subtle suggestion of crème brûlée and toast on the long, lingering finish. Try this Chardonnay with Meyer lemon risotto topped with crispy confit chicken, or miso-glazed black cod over cold sesame soba noodles. For a cheese pairing, sip alongside semi-firm sheep cheese with caramel popcorn.
A note of vanilla custard and a touch of salted Greek yogurt add a rich and creamy side to the apricot and mango curd flavors. Creamy on the finish, with a note of dried ginger. Drink now. 9,800 cases made.