Windsor Sonoma Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2006

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Golden harvest hues glisten in the glass while tropical fruit flavors dance on the palate with just the right touch of oak. Creamy yet clean, well balanced and smooth, this Chardonnay finishes with a lingering, silky butterscotch kiss. Technical Information HARVEST DATE: September 16-18, 2006 BOTTLED: July 5, 2007 VARIETAL %: 100% Chardonnay APPELLATION: Russian River Valley OAK AGING: 9 months - 45% New French Oak, 55% Neutral French Oak, with stirring of the lees every two weeks TOTAL CASE PRODUCTION: 2,262 AVERAGE BRIX AT HARVEST: 24.3º Brix AVERAGE pH AT HARVEST: pH 3.45 ANALYSIS AT BOTTLING: Alcohol: 13.7% Residual Sugar: .32 Total Acidity: .56 pH: 3.52 *Please note that this wine cannot be personalized with an alternative label.

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Windsor Sonoma:
Windsor Sonoma Winery is a new line of ultra-premium wines, born out of Pat Roney's love of wine, vast experience in the wine business and clear vision to produce high-quality, value-priced wines from grapes that celebrate the terroir in the best Sonoma appellations. Windsor Sonoma Winery is the perfect Sonoma family complement to the celebrated Girard Winery in the Napa Valley, where Roney has... Read more
Windsor Sonoma Winery is a new line of ultra-premium wines, born out of Pat Roney's love of wine, vast experience in the wine business and clear vision to produce high-quality, value-priced wines from grapes that celebrate the terroir in the best Sonoma appellations. Windsor Sonoma Winery is the perfect Sonoma family complement to the celebrated Girard Winery in the Napa Valley, where Roney has already accomplished those lofty goals. Windsor Sonoma Winery and Girard Winery share the renowned winemaker, Marco DiGiulio , at the head of the winemaking team, and Marco shares Roney's vision of making high-quality wines that celebrate terroir, appellation, and true varietal characteristics. Read less
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External Reviews for Windsor Sonoma Chardonnay Russian River Valley

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 91The 2006 Chardonnay is classic Californian in its display of assorted tropical fruits, full-bodied opulence, superb purity, good acidity, and long finish.Wine Tasting NotesAromas of lemongrass, honey and citrus, with a whiff of minerality; on the palate, tropical fruit flavors blend with a touch of judicious French oak. Creamy, smooth texture, well-balanced acidity with vanilla and citrus in balance. The fruit was picked at optimum maturity for a detectable richness. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Intense concentrated full-bodied and still a bit raw this delivers a complex mix of pear apple spice and honeysuckle ending with a long finish that offers a glimpse of smoky marshmallow. Drink now through 2011. 2262 cases made. WS.


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

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Golden harvest hues glisten in the glass while tropical fruit flavors dance on the palate with just the right touch of oak. Creamy yet clean, well balanced and smooth, this Chardonnay finishes with a lingering, silky butterscotch kiss. Technical Information HARVEST DATE: September 16-18, 2006 BOTTLED: July 5, 2007 VARIETAL %: 100% Chardonnay APPELLATION: Russian River Valley OAK AGING: 9 months - 45% New French Oak, 55% Neutral French Oak, with stirring of the lees every two weeks TOTAL CASE PRODUCTION: 2,262 AVERAGE BRIX AT HARVEST: 24.3º Brix AVERAGE pH AT HARVEST: pH 3.45 ANALYSIS AT BOTTLING: Alcohol: 13.7% Residual Sugar: .32 Total Acidity: .56 pH: 3.52 *Please note that this wine cannot be personalized with an alternative label.

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