At the vineyard w Russell the winemaker — 9 days ago
@Delectable Wine : This is the Purrington Rued vineyard Chardonnay. I didn’t see it in the database.
One of the wines I opened for my annual WWC hosting.
The first release of this vineyard from Addax. My experience with Purrington Rued has mainly been with Rivers Marie and Chateau Boswell. The clone is known for being extremely floral and slightly tropical…the floral notes dominated here. As the wines were poured blind for guests, a few noted it smelled of viogner but tasted like Sonoma Chardonnay, which I agree with. Honeysuckle, chamomile, white peach and small hints of baking spices aromatically. On the palate, it sported a medium bodied profile with some sweet lemon cream, more honeysuckle, and tropical fruits (not overly ripe though). Very pretty.
Not delicate, but certainly a somewhat restrained style for Russell Bevan, and one I really enjoyed. — 2 months ago
Juicy orchard fruit, with a hint of sweet strawberries and cream, nice mineral and acid backbone. A bit of barnyard on the nose that lends a savory quality. — 2 months ago
Fruit forward and smooth. Chardonnay tang at the back. Great hot weather glass. — 2 months ago
Perfect for a Friday night after a looong week. Duck, string beans and Leon Russell — 3 months ago