Dry Creek Chardonnay 2005
This wine comes from Russian River Valley, universally recognized as the best Chardonnay location in California. The unique soil and climate here allows Russian River Valley Chardonnays to rival the great White Burgundies of France. Color Light yellow Aroma Dutch apple pie, spice and nutmeg Taste Creamy texture, weighty but balanced acidity 2,492 Cases Grape Variety/Varieties: 100% Chardonnay Alcohol Level: 13.8% Dates Grapes Picked: September 2005 Length/Type of Fermentation: 100% barrel fermentation, 100% malolactic. Length/Type of Aging: 10 months in French Oak barrels, 20% new. Lees stirred every 2 weeks, no sterile filtration. Date Wine was Bottled: July 2006
External Reviews for Dry Creek Chardonnay
The Terlato Family brings commitment and passion to crafting world-class wine, carefully selecting vineyards from the most esteemed viticultural areas of California, and limiting production to tiny hand-crafted lots. This wine comes from Russian River Valley, universally recognized as the best Chardonnay location in California. 100% barrel fermented and then aged on the lees for 10 months in French oak. It carries fragrant aromas of Delicious apples, nutmeg and clove, followed by a creamy texture and mouthfilling flavors of ripe tropical fruit, pears and a dose of vanilla all balanced by a fine acidity. Extremely limited.
Wine & Spirits ReviewDoug Fletcher makes this barrel-fermented chardonnay from vineyards located between Graton and Sebastapol. It has a floral, peach aroma and rich, butterscotch undertones. A round white for blanquette de veau.Wine Tasting NotesLight yellow. Dutch apple pie, spice and nutmeg. Creamy texture, weighty but balanced acidity.