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18 Ratings
Girard Chardonnay Russian River Valley

Wine Details

Vineyard

Girard

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) 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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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/02
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast