River Road Family Vineyards and Winery, Double Oaked Chardonnay 2019, California
Tasting Note: An oaked chardonnay with hair on its chest for those who adore north-of-lightly-oaked chardonnay.
Medium-intensity lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus intensity nose of vanilla-and-clove baking spice, baked golden apple, dried oak, apple, grilled peach, and orange-citrus zest.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied chardonnay has some cedar-and-black tea notes along the midpalate followed by ripe apple and supported by medium acidity ultimately completing with a long, oaky finish.
This wine needs 10 minutes to open in your glass and tastes even better the second day.
The oak rides ahead of the fruit but mellows towards the end of the taste and with some notes of complexity in the midpalate.
Bottle Note: River Road Family Vineyards and Winery in California creates a beautiful experience through our commitment to our customers and great quality wines. Oak aged – luxuriously rich, creamy and toasty.
Tasting Date: July 20, 2021
This wine was submitted for review.