2010 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
This classic Russian River Valley Chardonnay mainly hails from the Orsi Vineyard on Eastside Road in Healdsburg. This vineyard and the “See” Chardonnay clone planted there exhibit consistent characteristics of fresh Gravenstein apple, crisp acidity and crushed whet stones from the complex minerality from the rock and fossil components found in the soil. Honey, Elberta peaches, oak spice and cooked pears leap from the glass. Candied apple, orange blossoms, creme brulee, roasted hazelnut. Bosc Pear, and Meyer Lemon zest glide across the mid-palate leading to a refreshing finish that seems to never dissipate. Perfectly paired with panko crusted pan-fried abalone with beurre blanc.
91 Points, Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel Magazine
Virginia Marie Lambrix 2010 Chardonnay, Limited Release, Russian River Valley. Silky smooth and rich with lush texture, ripe fruit and a core of good acidity; long, elegant and nicely balanced.