2010 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
At long last, we welcome Foppoli Wines back to the fold. We first featured their wines back in 2009. We loved them then and we love them now. The Foppoli family has been making wine for the last 544 years. This is serious pedigree for a winemaking family, especially for one found in America.
Today’s 2010 Foppoli Russian River Valley Chardonnay is an unoaked delight of a wine. It begins with a soft feel and a pleasant sweetness that is not often found in a no-oak Chardonnay, and ends with a long and elegant finish that seems to go on forever. This is an unusual attribute for any Chardonnay. This depth of character is attributed to the constant stirring of the lees, imparting a great deal of character that is usually found in an oak-aged Chardonnay.
Experiment with this wine, enjoying it at various temperatures. From chiller temp to cellar temp, this wine evolves and changes as you enjoy every sip.
At today’s fantastic price, we can’t help but offer this wine to you with our fullest recommendation.
Glinting straw golden hues with perfect clarity and even coloration from core to edge.
Bright and zesty with white peach, young pear and lemongrass, with subtle star anise, brioche and lemon peel.
With a soft entry, this wine leads with flavors of lemongrass, baked apple, lemon curd, subtle tangerine pith and a hint of very subtle white pepper.
Ends with fruit that spreads across the entire palate. At the back of the palate, bright acids provide a lovely punctuation.
A wonderful porch wine to enjoy all on its own, though a fresh seafood salad would be a delightful treat.