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River Road Vineyards Chardonnay Russian River Valley Mills Vineyard 2006

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Notes on the River Road Sonoma Chardonnay 2006 : RIVER ROAD SONOMA CHARDONNAY 2006

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Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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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 Mills Vineyard

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Snooth User: anioml
28976712
3.50 5
11/03/2009

Almost toffee like sweetness on the nose. Strong apple and pair with citrus on the finish. Medium body with a beautiful golden color. A little on the sweeter side. Great wine for its price. Had with salmon. Absolute no go. Don't drink this wine with fish. The iron content in the wine accentuates fishiness to the point where it tastes briny.


Snooth User: tanyat25
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5.00 5
02/16/2012

Five glasses


External Reviews for River Road Vineyards Chardonnay Russian River Valley Mills Vineyard

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A nice Sonoma County Chardonnay offering rich tropical fruits and a hint of toasty oak.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Citrus, kiwi fruit, and custard aromas. Flavors of grapefruit, cantaloupe, and toffee, with a finish of citrus and spice.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Mangoes, nectarines and limes on the nose and palate. Just a hint of oak in the background gives this wine harmonious balance and the respect it deserves. It is the Chardonnay to bridge the gap between oak and non-oak lovers. It is a veritable United Nations of Chardonnays.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Tasty layers of citrus, pear and apple notes are bright in the mouth thanks to the stainless steel fermentation; light vanilla and butter kiss from minimal oak contact makes this an interesting, balanced Chardonnay.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Fresh flavors of citrus, melon and pear, creamy oak, pale straw color. Lush full mouth with vanilla finish.



Notes on the River Road Sonoma Chardonnay 2006 : RIVER ROAD SONOMA CHARDONNAY 2006

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