Macmurray Ranch Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2013

Member Review by VegasOenophile:

Oak laced nose with some hints of ginger, hazelnut and lemon zest. Aromas of sweet anjou pear and green apple. Nice crisp acidity up front. Some tropical fruit tones with green apple and sweet pear. Slightest suggestion of nuts. Nicely layered and good integration of flavors. Retains a lovely crispness throughout. Tasty! 2/14/12

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Member Reviews for Macmurray Ranch Chardonnay Russian River Valley

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/14/2012

Oak laced nose with some hints of ginger, hazelnut and lemon zest. Aromas of sweet anjou pear and green apple. Nice crisp acidity up front. Some tropical fruit tones with green apple and sweet pear. Slightest suggestion of nuts. Nicely layered and good integration of flavors. Retains a lovely crispness throughout. Tasty! 2/14/12


Snooth User: Beacon Hill
80555419
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/25/2011

Heavy on the oak as you would expect from a California Chardonnay but it's done well.


Snooth User: OENOPHL
105680411
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 04/29/2012

Great Chardonnay for the price


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/24/2010

Somewhat reserved nose of brioche, poached pear, melon and some honeysuckle with a slight smoky, nutty character. It's a leesy, waxy textured wine with flavors to match the aromas, adding some hazelnut. - Tasted at Marché Baccuhs 8/21/10


Snooth User: Elena88
129603054
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 06/06/2013

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Macmurray Ranch Chardonnay Russian River Valley

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 12/09/2013

Exhibits rich and focused flavors of tropical fruit and fruit cocktail, ending with good length and a dash of oak. Drink now through 2016


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 12/09/2013

This is a fun Chardonnay to drink. It tastes of honey, tropical fruit and orange flavors, with the buttered toast and vanilla of oak barrels. It also has an interesting minerality. Gets better as it warms in the glass, so don’t drink it too cold.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

The only Chardonnay I tasted, the 2008 Sonoma Coast, had not been bottled, but it was very promising. It reveals plenty of brioche, poached pear, honeysuckle, and smoky hazelnut notes, a leesy, waxy complexity, a light gold color, and a rich, medium to full-bodied personality. It has the potential to be outstanding when released.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

The 2008 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast possesses classic tropical fruit notes of mangos and pineapples as well as good freshness and a medium-bodied, fruit-driven style with the oak pushed well to the background. Drink it over the next 1-2 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/10/2013

The 2008 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast possesses classic tropical fruit notes of mangos and pineapples as well as good freshness and a medium-bodied, fruit-driven style with the oak pushed well to the background. Drink it over the next 1andndash;2 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 03/27/2013

Even better is the outstanding 2009 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, a blend of two-thirds barrel fermented and barrel aged with some aged in stainless steel tanks with wooden staves and the rest totally in stainless steel, all of which was put through malolactic fermentation. The idea of blending steel fermented juice with barrel fermented wines seems to have produced a freshness and vibrancy. Bright with notes of orange blossoms, spring flowers, honeysuckle and white peaches, this floral-styled, medium to full-bodied effort will please those looking for Chardonnays with less than 14% alcohol (this offering has 13.8%). Enjoy it over the next 1–2 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/10/2013

Even better is the outstanding 2009 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, a blend of two-thirds barrel fermented and barrel aged with some aged in stainless steel tanks with wooden staves and the rest totally in stainless steel, all of which was put through malolactic fermentation. The idea of blending steel fermented juice with barrel fermented wines seems to have produced a freshness and vibrancy. Bright with notes of orange blossoms, spring flowers, honeysuckle and white peaches, this floral-styled, medium to full-bodied effort will please those looking for Chardonnays with less than 14% alcohol (this offering has 13.8%). Enjoy it over the next 1andndash;2 years.


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