Gallo Family Vineyards Signature Series Chardonnay 2012


SKU 41171


Gallo Signature Series Chardonnay opens with aromas of sweet vanilla and freshly baked bread. A true expression of the Russian River Valley, this wine has delightfully bright flavors of crisp apple, lemon meringue and ginger on the palate.
Category White Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Gallo Family Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
  • wa93

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.

Robert Parker, December 2014
  • we91

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.

Virginie Boone, April 1, 2015
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorClean, fresh and lively, with a pithy edge to the citrus and green apple notes. Drink now. 3,500 cases made.

James Laube, 2015