Valley of the Moon Unoaked Chardonnay 2010
Citrus blossoms and newly ripened nectarine highlight the delicate aromas of this fresh and vibrant wine. Nuances of honey, apple and banana add to its complexity. On the palate, bright tropical citrus and grapefruit flavors are balanced with the roundness of ripe pear. Mineral notes come to fore on the crisp, yet long and balanced finish.
Editorial Reviews for Valley of the Moon Unoaked Chardonnay
Marshmallow, lemon oil and grilled pineapple come together on the nose here with a nicely spiced top note. Smells like ginger crisps. This is soft but not heavy on the palate, with a noticeably sweet edge. It’s subtle, adding a little marshmallow fluff to the rather fresh and nicely balanced fruits on the mid-palate. The oak plays a fairly supporting role beyond that, adding a nice, spiced note on the palate. On the finish, the sugar and spice does become a bit more dominant, though some acidity also shows up to help cleanse the palate. This is nicely done in the genre, sweet but not cloying, creamy but not shapeless, and with enough acidity to keep things interesting. 87pts
Full aroma with grassy tones, herbs, and a little bit of lemon. Crisp tartness on the mouth, with a full body of citrus fruits and apple that persists very nicely.
Pale straw bright, aromas of orange blossoms, peach and citrus; flavor notes over focused acid of bright green apples, passion fruit and kiwi-lime to a moderate finish
It should be noted that this wine is from the Russian River Valley. Residual sugar: .4%. Somewhat limited, just 3,661 cases produced.
External Reviews for Valley of the Moon Unoaked Chardonnay
A good value for the richness. Even though therersquo;s no oak, the wine is opulently sweet in pineapples, green apples, pears, bananas, mangoes, limes, honey and vanilla. Drink now with roast salmon and summer corn on the cob.
Orange blossom, tangerine and mineral notes highlight the delicate aromas of this fresh and vibrant wine. A rich mid-palate and fruit flavors of green apple and passion fruit carry the bright acidity through the lengthy kiwi-lime finish. -Winery
Valley of the Moon Chardonnay Unoaked Russian River Valley 2010 750ML
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