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River Road Vineyards Chardonnay Russian River Valley Hopkins Vineyard 2009

Member Review by EMark:

Pale yellow color. Somewhat floral with some tropical fruit. Very stark in the mouth, although, passion fruit flavor does seem to emerge on the third taste or so. Very light bodied. This one may have a problem with the pasta dish we have planned for tonight--perciatelli with fresh tomatoes and pancetta.

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River Road Vineyards:
River Road Vineyards started in 1976 with the purchase of a 78 acre Chardonnay Vineyard on River Road about a mile from the small community of Forestville in Sonoma County. Two years later we purchased a 48 acre vineyard on River Road in Alexander Valley and replanted it to Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. We were a family farming company for the first few years, growing and selling our fruit to... Read more
River Road Vineyards started in 1976 with the purchase of a 78 acre Chardonnay Vineyard on River Road about a mile from the small community of Forestville in Sonoma County. Two years later we purchased a 48 acre vineyard on River Road in Alexander Valley and replanted it to Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. We were a family farming company for the first few years, growing and selling our fruit to several Sonoma Counties premium wineries. Then came a hard lesson about agriculture, along with the weather, market conditions can change dramatically in a short period of time. A shift in grape availability to a surplus in the market was created by overplanting throughout California. Wine grapes, even high quality wine grapes, are occasionally in over supply. Out of the necessity to find a home for part of our fruit River Road Vineyards became a small winery. River Road Vineyards has grown over the years, and most of our time is now spent making and selling wine. We own and farm a 12 acre vineyard in the Russian River Valley, south of Forestville that is planted to Pinot Noir and Syrah. In October 2003, we completed the construction of our new winery located on the vineyard site. Read less

Member Reviews for River Road Vineyards Chardonnay Russian River Valley Hopkins Vineyard

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Snooth User: EMark
8478047,527
3.00 5
02/24/2012

Pale yellow color. Somewhat floral with some tropical fruit. Very stark in the mouth, although, passion fruit flavor does seem to emerge on the third taste or so. Very light bodied. This one may have a problem with the pasta dish we have planned for tonight--perciatelli with fresh tomatoes and pancetta.


Snooth User: Cheri
43567545
2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 12/06/2010

a little too much butter and oak, but 'ok.'


Snooth User: Janelle Carter
52447650
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/27/2010

This is an interesting Chardonnay. It is buttery but not heavy and citrusy but still a bit oaky with hints of vanilla and green apple.


Snooth User: ianrshort
1013960147
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/08/2012

Four glasses



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