Gallo Family Vineyards Signature Series Chardonnay 2012
|Appellation||Russian River Valley|
|Brand||Gallo Family Vineyards|
Wine AdvocateThe Signature Series 2012 Chardonnay Russian River comes across like a French Bâtard-Montrachet. This was aged 14 months in French oak, of which 70% was new, the wine underwent 100% malolactic, and has much higher alcohol at 14.6%. Notes of hazlenut, buttery popcorn, caramelized citrus, honeysuckle, peach and a touch of pineapple are followed by a full-bodied, pure, impressive wine to drink over the next 5-7 years.
Wine EnthusiastFrom a prime spot in the heart of the Russian River Valley, tended to by the producer, this is a seamless, impressive wine. It has a healthy sense of self, offering luxurious layers of creamy texture and body, supported by a crunchy apple-skin flavor and light minerality.
Wine SpectatorClean, fresh and lively, with a pithy edge to the citrus and green apple notes. Drink now. 3,500 cases made.