Les Caves Roties de Pente
2010 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
Cotes du... Russian River?
Prepare to be very impressed with today’s special Les Caves Roties de Pente 2010 Russian River Chardonnay. This delicious wine combines the incredible Chardonnay fruit of the Russian River Valley with the old world winemaking sensibilities of old world France.
This wonderful wine is light golden in color, lightweight on the glass, and light-hearted of spirit. Our tasting panel marveled at the beautiful balance, wonderful flavors and delightful aromatics. There is complexity here that most Russian River Chardonnays don’t exhibit, but don’t construe that to mean that the wine is in any way bold or displeasing. Instead, the wine possesses a subtlety of complexity.
Enjoy this fantastic wine with a wider variety of foods than many California Chardonnays would allow. Drink now - but be sure to hold a few bottles for the next year or two. This is a wine that will continue to evolve in the bottle.
Light, golden yellow with perfect concentration of color from heart to edge.
A truly elegant white wine, leading with fruity notes of pear, white peach, and lemon zest. These are followed by an underlying hint of limestone and a slight leesiness.
Light and elegant on the initial palate, the wine quickly delivers concentrated flavors of brioche, lemon zest, lime leaf, pear tart, and a young white peach.
Airy and refreshing at first, the flavors truly bloom and deeply satisfy toward the mid and end of the palate.
Enjoy this bright, food-fantastic wine with traditionally prepared crab cakes, served with a non-traditional side of Moroccan-spiced aioli.
What the Winery Says
- Steve Morvai
- Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Aged in 25% new French oak