Alysian Wines 2009 Russian River Valley Chardonnay

  • Year: 2009
  • Winery: Alysian Wines
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Region: Sonoma County
  • Retail Price: $48.00
  • Sale Price: $37.00

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Aromas of fresh cut honeydew melon, pear, apricot and zesty lime lead to concentrated fruit flavors. The wine’s firm structure is complimented by just the right amount of minerality and lees influence. The finish is mouthwatering.

93 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (Jan.12): "Keenly focused and sporting the cool-fruit character...full on the palate with a strong and energetic, apple-like theme its essential motif. Its oaky impost enriches yet does not clamor too loudly for notice, and the wine's ongoing sense of composition and crafting makes it the easy pick of this month’s Alysian pair.”

92 points, International Wine Review (July 2012): “…fragrant aromas of ripe melon and tropical fruit with a hint of nuts and smoke …lush and creamy…excellent balance and a long, persistent finish. Delicious!”

91 points, California Grapevine (May 2012): “Attractive, assertive white pear and peach aroma…lingering aftertaste…”

90 points, Tasting Panel Magazine (January/February 2012): “Tangy yet elegant…racy acidity…bright fruit and silky texture; long and quite lovely.”

Just 878 cases made.

This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.