Williams Selyem Drake Estate Vineyard Chardonnay 2011
Chardonnay from Russian River, California
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Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
The aromas of white peaches and nectarines fill your glass along with honeysuckle flowers, citrus rinds and sweet caramel. On the rich, mouthwatering palate, flavors of lemon curd, peach cobbler, ginger and toasted vanilla bean explode in your mouth. A textural Chardonnay with wonderfully bright acidity that has a long and refreshing finish. Not cloying at all, it has a powerful presence that remains graceful with food — a wonderful wine for fresh salmon.
"Vivid yellow. White peach, apricot, lemon curd and white flowers on the intensely perfumed nose, with a gingery topnote adding vivacity. Dense, fine-grained and penetrating, with excellent clarity and freshness to its orchard fruit and candied citrus flavors. Finishes with noteworthy persistence and lingering floral and citrus notes. Packs a serious punch but is nevertheless graceful."
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Williams Selyem Winery began as a simple dream of two friends, Ed Selyem and Burt Williams, who pursued weekend winemaking as a hobby in 1979 in a garage in Forestville, California, and made their first commercial vintage in 1981. In less than two decades, Burt and Ed created a cult-status winery of international acclaim. Together they set a new standard for Pinot Noir winemaking...
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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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White Wine's Queen Bee
Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different
soils and different climates. While frequently paired with
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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