Jul 212013
2011 VML Winery Ivywood Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, CA, $35 (S) – Rating 90

A straight forward Chardonnay the strikes a nice balance between the newer ultra-lean Chards and the oaky butter bombs. From a cool weather vineyard with marine influence just east of Bodega Bay. A nice nose of red apple, pear, vanilla and baking spice. A round mouth-feel with zippy acidity offering flavors of apple pie, creamy vanilla, citrus and caramel with spicy minerality on the long finish. Pair this wine with summer fare including meats such as grilled chicken or just enjoy it on its own. Buy This Wine