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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Lake Sonoma Russian River Chardonnay 2010
Lake Sonoma Russian River Chardonnay 2010
(search item no. 112386)
Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Vibrant citrus and tropical fruit aromas layered with rich vanilla and a brioche foundation. Fruit flavors on the palate include green apple and nectarine, with a texture reminiscent of lemon custard. The brilliant acidity carries these flavors through a long focused finish.

This versatile Chardonnay pairs readily with a variety of foods including fresh fruit, lighter pasta, poultry and seafood.

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About Lake Sonoma Winery:

Established in 1977, Lake Sonoma Winery follows a "best of the best" philosophy to produce wines that showcase Sonoma County character at its finest.

Lake Sonoma Winery focuses on the individual appellations in Northern Sonoma County where California’s top grape varieties achieve their ultimate expression of character. Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc come from Dry Creek Valley, where gravelly soils and a climate of warm days and cool nights produce intense fruit and impressive balance. Chardonnay and Pinot Gris are grown in the very cool, often foggy Russian River Valley, where they develop rich, crisp character. Cabernet Sauvignon is drawn from Alexander Valley, where fertile soils and very warm climate result in mouthfilling character and smooth texture. The intrinsic excellence of these regions is enhanced by sustainable faming techniques in the vineyards, which uses natural amendments and controls to enrich the soil and combat pests.

To preserve and complement the extraordinary character of these grapes, Lake Sonoma Winery meticulously handcrafts each wine. Vineyard lots are kept separate until blending and aging in small oak barrels is tailored to each individual wine. Lake Sonoma Winery produces less than 25,000 cases annually, but every Lake Sonoma wine – through its bold flavors and intriguing complexity - makes a statement.