Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay 2008

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This characteristic Chardonnay starts off with aromas of freshly picked apricots and sweet honey. The fruit theme con...

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Succulent apple and nectarine flavors show off the unoaked portion of this chardonnay, while barrel-fermented lots add fresh almond notes and a cre... Read more

The 2009 Chardonnay offers up aromas of nectarines, orange blossoms and white peaches. It is a naked, medium-bodied, fresh, lively Chardonnay to dr... Read more

Made in an oaky, creamy style to appeal to popular tastes, this Chardonnay has jammy pineapple flavors. It's brisk in acidity and is somewhat simpl... Read more

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

Succulent apple and nectarine flavors show off the unoaked portion of this chardonnay, while barrel-fermented lots add fresh almond notes and a creamy texture. The blend combines in a generous, bright white with finesse, a wine that performs far beyond its price. Serve this with any fresh catch. Best Buy.


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

The 2009 Chardonnay offers up aromas of nectarines, orange blossoms and white peaches. It is a naked, medium-bodied, fresh, lively Chardonnay to drink over the next 1-2 years. This is another excellent value winery offering low-priced, tantalizing red and whites.


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

Made in an oaky, creamy style to appeal to popular tastes, this Chardonnay has jammy pineapple flavors. It's brisk in acidity and is somewhat simple, but the price isn't bad.


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

There are 16,000 cases of this spectacular bargain in Chardonnay. This 2007 from, of all places, Napa Valley, is a beautifully fruited wine (orange blossoms, nectarines, poached pears, and a hint of pineapples) revealing little oak, medium body, zesty freshness, and gorgeously pure fruit. This dry, delicious 100% Chardonnay is best consumed over the next 1-2 years.


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

Sweet as a dessert, with vanilla, buttercream, brown-sugared pastry crust and pineapple custard flavors. Lots of people like this style, but it's kind of simple.


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

Ripe and pithy, with spicy pear and apple flavors that are complex and focused. Drink now.


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

A terrific bargain in Chardonnay is the 2005 from Rutherford Ranch. Aromas of apple skins, white peaches, pears, and lemon zest emerge from this well-made, fresh white. Consume this beauty over the next 12-18 months.


Winemaker's Notes:

This characteristic Chardonnay starts off with aromas of freshly picked apricots and sweet honey. The fruit theme continues with scents of crisp green apples and just peeled lemon zest followed by hints of vanilla and crème brûlée. Full bodied with beautiful balance this Napa Valley Chardonnay with flavors of ripe peach pear vanilla and crisp Meyer lemon are perfectly balanced leaving your palate with a clean crisp finish. San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition: Best of Class/Judges This VinoFina offering contributes 25% of net proceeds to your Cause of Choice. _____________________________________________________________ Food Recommendation: This Chardonnay is perfect for a summer afternoon - slightly chilled it is refreshing to drink this wine on its own or while grilling fresh salmon or sea bass with fresh herbs. Winemaker's Notes: The 2008 harvest followed a tumultuous growing season - harsh frosts unusually high temperatures and a record early start. This actually resulted in exceptional wines across the Napa Valley - including this Chardonnay.<br/><br/>

This characteristic Chardonnay starts off with aromas of freshly picked apricots and sweet honey. The fruit theme continues with scents of crisp green apples and just peeled lemon zest followed by hints of vanilla and crème brûlée. Full bodied with beautiful balance this Napa Valley Chardonnay with flavors of ripe peach pear vanilla and crisp Meyer lemon are perfectly balanced leaving your palate with a clean crisp finish. San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition: Best of Class/Judges This VinoFina offering contributes 25% of net proceeds to your Cause of Choice. _____________________________________________________________ Food Recommendation: This Chardonnay is perfect for a summer afternoon - slightly chilled it is refreshing to drink this wine on its own or while grilling fresh salmon or sea bass with fresh herbs. Winemaker's Notes: The 2008 harvest followed a tumultuous growing season - harsh frosts unusually high temperatures and a record early start. This actually resulted in exceptional wines across the Napa Valley - including this Chardonnay.<br/><br/>

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