Cyprus Wines

2016 Barrel Fermented Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Chardonnay

California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley

Offer Expired:Jun 04, 2018 at 11:59 pm
$28.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Stealing Home

Our Operatives are huge fans of the wines of Dan Fitzgerald, to whom they have given numerous Wine Spies Wine Intrigue Awards over the years. Dan was named our Winemaker of the Year in 2016 and those that have sampled his wines know why… Dan’s wines are superb. Today’s 2016 Cyprus Chardonnay is a budget-friendly steal.

This Chardonnay has a lovely hue of pale straw with the lightest chartreuse tinge. There’s lots to love about the nose on this wine: there’s bright apple, lemon-lime citrus, limestone minerality, a honeysuckle floral quality, and subtle peach. The palate is wonderful with pear, apple, persimmon, fresh-baked baguette, and marmalade. This wine is as close to perfectly balanced as possible. The acidity is crisp and bright, while still offering an incredibly lush and round mouthfeel that glides effortlessly across the palate. This excellent Chardonnay deserves a quality meal. Stop by your local fishmonger and pick up some fresh Dungeness crab. Dip it in melted butter and you’re good to go!

One of our most popular wines of this year was made by Dan Fitzgerald. As you may recall, Dan came to fame while working for Pinot and Chardonnay powerhouses Robert Sinskey Vineyards and Williams-Selyem Winery. Now he’s leading the winemaking team at Brack Mountain Wine Company, under the L’Oliveto, Daniel and Cyprus labels.

Note: If you were a fan of the extremely popular L’Oliveto Chardonnay that we featured earlier this year (sorry if you missed out when you found us to be sold out!), you will surely adore today’s delicious Cyprus Wines 2016 Russian River Valley Sonoma County Barrel Fermented Chardonnay.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Lovely hue of pale straw with the lightest chartreuse tinge.

Smell:

Bright apple, lemon-lime citrus, limestone minerality, a honeysuckle floral quality, and subtle peach.

Taste:

Pear, apple, persimmon, fresh-baked baguette, and marmalade.

Finish:

Acidity is crisp and bright, while still offering an incredibly lush and round mouthfeel that glides effortlessly across the palate.

Pairing:

Stop by your local fishmonger and pick up some fresh dungeness crab. Dip it in melted butter and you’re good to go!

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Dan Fitzgerald
Varietal
100% Chardonnay
Vintage
2016
Appellation
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
Abv
13.5%
pH
3.39
TA
0.7g/L
Harvest Date
Sept 18-26, 2016
Elevage
33% New oak from the Vosges forest of France
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Aged on its lees in barrel for 15 months.

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jun 04, 2018 at 11:59 pm
$28.00
Avg. Price
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