2011 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Chardonnay •Estate Vineyard
California: Russian River Valley
Hop to it!
Today’s lovely 2011 Russian River Valley Chardonnay is another delicious wine from HKG Wines. They continually WOW us with their offerings (first with their Pinot and now with today’s fantastic Chardonnay).
Beside the crisp flavors and bold aromatics, today’s wine really only needs one word to describe it: luxurious. We were certain that we were tasting a much higher priced wine, and we were over-the-moon thrilled when we found out we could offer today’s delicious white wine at only $21.99.
Be sure to stock up on today’s Chardonnay - wines that taste this good, at this price point, don’t come around too often!
Check out this video from winemaker Chuck Mansfield discussing his 2011 Russian River Chardonnay:
Pale golden hued through and through, like a subtle ray of spring sunshine.
Very fresh and lively aromas of green apple, Meyer lemon, and pineapple leap from the glass, with hints of lime flower, honeycomb, slightly toasted oak, white flower petal, and brioche.
A heady blend of fresh and exotic fruits, with pineapple, Anjou pear, and kiwi mingling with buttery lemon brioche, vanilla bean, sweet lemongrass, honeydew melon, and a touch of oak.
Crisp, clean, and incredibly elegant, today’s wine tasted like a MUCH higher priced Chardonnay. Absolutely delicious.
Crab salad with a saffron aioli.
What the Winery Says
The 2011 Estate Chardonnay possesses all the charm of a classic Russian River Chardonnay. A portion was cold fermented in stainless steel, and then blended with a selection of lots fermented in French oak barrels. This wine undergoes secondary fermentation, but retains a tropical profile.
The upfront bouquet is wildly tropical, highlighted by pineapple and pear aromas over a background of subtle oak notes that become more apparent as the wine opens. Flavors of kiwi give way to impressions of honey and cut straw. The finish tails with the lightest touch of French oak.
Wine Enthusiast Review Grassy dill and citrus flavors give this Chardonnay a Sauvignon Blanc-style leanness, but it’s balanced with notes of buttered toast and vanilla from new French oak. Brisk with acidity, it’s the perfect wine to drink with scallops.
- Chuck Mansfield
- Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
- Estate Vineyards
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Chardonnay
- 8 months in 30% new French oak
About the Winery
Excellence that is earned one detail at a time…
From planting, growing and harvesting to crushing, processing, bottling and labeling, our award-winning, HKG Estate wines are a result of the meticulous care given to the fruit by vineyard manager David Smith merged with a progressive vision for what ends up in the bottle from rising star winemaker Chuck Mansfield.
HKG Estate Wines come exclusively from fruit grown on our 250-acre estate located amongst the Russian River Valley’s finest producers. We are geographically blessed with a variety of soil types and microclimates that allow for vast differentiation and an array of flavor profiles even within blocks of the same varietals.