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River Road Vineyards Chardonnay Russian River Valley Reserve 2016

Member Review by RandyFisher:

Ripe and lightly oaked. Very drinkable everyday white.

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River Road Vineyards:
River Road Vineyards started in 1976 with the purchase of a 78 acre Chardonnay Vineyard on River Road about a mile from the small community of Forestville in Sonoma County. Two years later we purchased a 48 acre vineyard on River Road in Alexander Valley and replanted it to Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. We were a family farming company for the first few years, growing and selling our fruit to... Read more
River Road Vineyards started in 1976 with the purchase of a 78 acre Chardonnay Vineyard on River Road about a mile from the small community of Forestville in Sonoma County. Two years later we purchased a 48 acre vineyard on River Road in Alexander Valley and replanted it to Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. We were a family farming company for the first few years, growing and selling our fruit to several Sonoma Counties premium wineries. Then came a hard lesson about agriculture, along with the weather, market conditions can change dramatically in a short period of time. A shift in grape availability to a surplus in the market was created by overplanting throughout California. Wine grapes, even high quality wine grapes, are occasionally in over supply. Out of the necessity to find a home for part of our fruit River Road Vineyards became a small winery. River Road Vineyards has grown over the years, and most of our time is now spent making and selling wine. We own and farm a 12 acre vineyard in the Russian River Valley, south of Forestville that is planted to Pinot Noir and Syrah. In October 2003, we completed the construction of our new winery located on the vineyard site. Read less

Member Reviews for River Road Vineyards Chardonnay Russian River Valley Reserve

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Snooth User: RandyFisher
10733941,993
3.50 5
01/26/2018

Ripe and lightly oaked. Very drinkable everyday white.


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578087,205
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/10/2012

Very drinkable Russian River chard. Not overly oaked with decent acidity, nothing too special but good value for the price.


External Reviews for River Road Vineyards Chardonnay Russian River Valley Reserve

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Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

Made from hand-selected grapes and aged in a combination of French and American oak, this Russian River Chardonnay showcases bright melon, peach and starfruit flavors with a kiss of toast and vanilla. Superbly balanced with zesty acidity, the River Road makes a delicious pairing with chicken alfredo or grilled swordfish.


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Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

A wine with balanced oak, fruit, and spice flavors. Richly textured, this wine is made for Chardonnay lovers and matches up with seafood paella, lobster bisque, or Cornish hens stuffed with chestnuts and mushrooms.



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