2005 Fritz Russian River Chardonnay

Price: $30.00 @ Friend/Gift

What They Said:

Per the winery “A classic golden straw-colored Chardonnay, showing a full body with the elegance of a crisp finish influenced by the coastal fog the Russian River Valley. This wine features a beautiful balance of tropical fruits, mineral notes, oak and bright lively acidity.

This balance will offer fullness in the mouth, without being unctuous, and ends in a delicate lingering finish.”

What I Think:

This was a very interesting Chardonnay, darker in color and minerally on the nose. On the tongue it was almost slightly syrupy, I think this comes from spending some time aging on the skins. In the mouth it tastes of peach, apples and lemon that lingered briefly before the oak took over. Per the winery it was aged 100% in Oak with 40% being new. Not sure if that is a lot or not. I will have to pay some attention moving forward to see what ratio it takes to remove this from my flavor profile when it comes to Chardonnay.

Rating: Pricey