Frei Brothers Reserve Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2009

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Our 2009 Russian River Valley Chardonnay is soft and complex. It reflects its cool climate source with flavors of gre...

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Interesting portrayal of this famous variety. Typical Chardonnay nose with hints of oak and vanilla. Strikingly sweet taste with hints of tropical ... Read more

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Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
3.00 5
05/19/2011

Interesting portrayal of this famous variety. Typical Chardonnay nose with hints of oak and vanilla. Strikingly sweet taste with hints of tropical fruit and crispiness similar to that of a pinot grio. Very easy drinking wine the reminds me of sitting outside in the sun in summertime.


Snooth User: Mazzeo
891336366
3.50 5
08/07/2011

Good with bite


Snooth User: Darkstar67235
13744642
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 08/20/2009

I have only recently begun to delve into the huge world that is California Chardonnay. Frei Brothers Russian River Valley Reserve 2007 is one of my early favorites. The wine has a rich golden color in the bowl, and the aroma of fresh cedar and lemongrass are in the nose. The first taste revealed to me what a "big" chradonnay is like, with layers of green apples and citrus fruit surrounded by buttery, toasty oak. The flavors stretched on for a long finish. I'm also not one to be a slave to traditional pairings, and this Chardonnay went great with my grilled steak, Baked potato, and sauteed green beans.


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/17/2009

Very interesting Chardonnay from California. Hints of peach and pear on the nose and apple flavors while tasting. Crisp, with a nice and attractive oaky overtone.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/26/2009

I found predominant toasty oak first on the palate, with sweet peaches, nectarines and other starchy fruits to follow, with again, spice and toast on the finish. A but rustic, but in a good way I think. I didn't find it to have a strong nose, but faint hints of pears, apples and nectar. nice clean, crisp finish.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 09/27/2008

This is a good bottle of chardonnay for the price, nicely balanced between richly creamy notes and the acidity. Aromas of pear, cream, and apple. Flavors are creamy apple, with a vanilla inflected finish. Nicely made for those who enjoy their chards rich, but not flabby.


Snooth User: Maggie L
17558021
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/05/2009

lovely


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External Reviews for Frei Brothers Reserve Russian River Valley Chardonnay

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 06/17/2014

Our Frei Brothers Reserve Russian River Valley Chardonnay is a soft and complex reflection of one of Sonoma's most renowned cool-climate regions. This wine has great varietal character, with flavors of ripe green apple and delectable baked apple pie, balanced by sweet aromas of toasted oak and butter. The rich, nutty flavors in this Chardonnay lead to a silky finish and a plush mouthfeel. - WineryTitratable Acidity: 0.49g/100mlpH: 3.51Alcohol Level: 13.9%Residual Sugar: .53g/100ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2012 06/28/2014

Fresh, clean apple and pear flavors have a pithy edge, joined by a touch of lemon peel. Good length. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2012 06/28/2014

The 2012 Chardonnay (nearly 14% alcohol) is barrel-fermented and aged in a combination of wood barrels, tanks and stainless steel barrels with wood staves. It exhibits lots of pineapple and mango fruit along with medium body, crisp acidity and good freshness as well as purity. This delicious Chardonnay should drink well for 3–4 years.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 02/26/2013

Flavors of green apple, orange zest and apple pie, complemented by notes of butter and toast. The rich, nutty flavors in this Chardonnay lead to a silky finish and a plush mouthfeel. - WineryTitratable Acidity: 0.48g/100mlpH: 3.51Alcohol Level: 13.92%Residual Sugar: .51g/100ml


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 06/17/2014

Flavors of green apple, orange zest and apple pie, complemented by notes of butter and toast. The rich, nutty flavors in this Chardonnay lead to a silky finish and a plush mouthfeel. - WineryTitratable Acidity: 0.48g/100mlpH: 3.51Alcohol Level: 13.92%Residual Sugar: .51g/100ml ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A racy white, with ripe, lively pear, citrus, honeydew melon and hints of clove and nutmeg. Well-focused on the fruit, which it keeps at the forefront. Drink now through 2008.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A solid Chardonnay that will satisfy fans of the variety. Itrsquo;s a sleekly tart, streamlined wine, with vanilla oak and buttered toast influences acting on the pineapples and green apples. Finishes a little sweet, but crisp.


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Winemaker's Notes:

At Frei Brothers Winery, we craft wines in a gentle, traditional style enhanced by the use of modern techniques to produce a wine that is both varietally accurate and reflective of the terroir of the Russian River Valley. Our Chardonnay grapes are whole cluster pressed to eliminate bitterness and maximize fresh fruit characters. The wine completed malolactic fermentation, which resulted in a lush texture and deep, layered flavors that express the terroir of the Russian River Valley.

Tasting Notes:

Our 2009 Russian River Valley Chardonnay is soft and complex. It reflects its cool climate source with flavors of green apple, orange zest, and apple pie, which are complemented by buttery and toasty notes. With nutty and rich flavors, the wine finishes with a silky, full mouthfeel.

At Frei Brothers Winery, we craft wines in a gentle, traditional style enhanced by the use of modern techniques to produce a wine that is both varietally accurate and reflective of the terroir of the Russian River Valley. Our Chardonnay grapes are whole cluster pressed to eliminate bitterness and maximize fresh fruit characters. The wine completed malolactic fermentation, which resulted in a lush texture and deep, layered flavors that express the terroir of the Russian River Valley.

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Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 13.99% pH: 3.55
Sugar: 0.44 grams per liter Total Acidity: 0.46 grams per liter

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