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2019 Senses UV El Diablo Vineyard Chardonnay

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

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RATINGS

97Jeb Dunnuck

Beautiful buttered orchard fruits, honeysuckle, green almond, pear, and crushed stone notes...this complex, full-bodied Chardonnay has nicely integrated acidity, a layered, multi-dimensional texture, flawless balance, and a great finish.

95James Suckling

Rounded aromas of yellow grapefruit, straw and wet stone. Medium-to full-bodied with a lot of energy and drive. The steady and powerful acidity brings the stone-fruit and warm citrus character to life with layers of vanilla, fresh cream, jasmine and wet minerals adding intriguing complexity. Exceptionally well balanced and delicious.

95Wine Enthusiast

...provides intensity and complex beauty. Supple and succulent, it offers waves of anise, pear, spice and citrus, steely and bursting in acidity that complements and tempers the wine's innate power.

94Vinous / IWC

Apricot, tangerine oil, crème brûlée, crushed rocks and sage lend tremendous depth throughout. Tropical accents appear later, adding very pretty aromatic breadth.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.