Gold Run is sourced from block 27 and with its rolling hills, stunning views of the Alexander Valley (and spring wildflowers) is one of the most picturesque sites on Alexander Mountain Estate. Rich and powerful, Graham aged Gold Run in 100% new French oak, which provides a lingering spice on the finish.
"The medium straw-colored 2008 Chardonnay Gold Run is a full-bodied, rich, vibrant style of wine packed and stacked with honeyed citrus, marmalade, creme brulee aromas and flavors. It should evolve for 6-8+ years.
The Wine Advocate
"Pale, bright yellow. Soft citrus fruits, clove, minerals and charred oak on the nose; the oakiest of this terrific set of chardonnays. Sweet, creamy and approachable; full, lush and large-scaled. Offers excellent breadth to its stone fruit flavors. The highest in alcohol of these chardonnays at 15.5% and probably best for drinking over the next couple of years.
International Wine Cellar