Joseph Swan Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2009

MSRP: $28.00
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A bit of a conundrum. Initially quite lees-y (aged on the lees with the lees stirred during most of its barrel aging ...

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Tasting Notes:

A bit of a conundrum. Initially quite lees-y (aged on the lees with the lees stirred during most of its barrel aging regime), with a bit of air it opens to reveal ripe lemon, a little stone fruit (white peach), and faint floral notes. In the mouth it is quite rich. Far from being a tropical fruit bowl or butterball, it is still a mouthful. Wonderful acidity keeps the richness in check. I have tasted several bottles, each over several days time, and actu- ally preferred the wine on the second and third days. Other bottles, opened with friends, never got the opportunity to make it past the first night. Despite the predominance of Saralee’s, it still reminds me of a couple of Joe Swan’s chardonnays from the late 70’s that are still wonderful today. Despite that, I have no real idea where this wine is going to go but am putting several cases in the library—just in case

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