Folie a Deux Russian River Chardonnay 2011

Chardonnay from Russian River, California

Price: $17.99
Item No. 123609
Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

The Folie a Deux 2011 Chardonnay is a rich wine, and when held up to the light, has a lovely golden hue. Seductive and complex aromas of honeysuckle, hazelnut overtones and melony fruit touch the nose with juicy apple, pineapple and tropical flavors on the palate. The wine has light buttery notes from partial malolactic fermentation and crisp balancing acidity. For a great food pairing, serve this wine with poached salmon or pan seared scallops.

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Learn About Folie a Deux Map ItMap It

Co-owners are ex-psychiatrists. Folie a Deux literally means ''a madness shared by two.'' They're located two miles north of St. Helena and focus on Cabernet, Zinfandel, Syrah and Sangiovese. They also produce a fun white called ''Menage a Trois'' which is a blend of Muscat Cannelli, Cahrdonnay and Chenin Blanc.

Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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