2008 Girard Chardonnay Russian River Valley
16 Ratings
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16 Ratings
2008 Girard Chardonnay Russian River Valley

Wine Description

The French-oak aging on our 2009 Russian River Chardonnay offers up wonderful aromas of vanilla and crème brûlée, a lovely foil to the bright scents of tropical and citrus fruit. On the palate, there is a rich, creamy texture from sur lie aging.

Winemaker's Notes

Our grapes were hand sorted and gently whole cluster pressed directly into 50% new and 50% once used French oak barrels. The wine was fermented with 100% native wild yeast. After fermentation the wine went through 100% nativemalolactic fermentation and was aged sur lies for 10 months. 8147 cases wereproduced.

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The French-oak aging on our 2009 Russian River Chardonnay offers up wonderful aromas of vanilla and crème brûlée, a lovely foil to the bright scents of tropical and citrus fruit. On the palate, there is a rich, creamy texture from sur lie aging.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2003 Vintage) Hints of flowers and a suggestion of Muscat in the nose give the wine a light and lively quality while its honey and oak aromas fill it out admirably. Medium-full in body and decently balanced if a little bit on the open side in its youth, this tasty bottling may lack for a bit of complexity but more than compensates with its ripe and fully fruity flavors.