Avenel Cellars

Russian River Valley Chardonnay

8.718 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Joe Paradise

Crisp apple ripe nectarine and bright citrus. Framed in well integrated oak. Full fresh and not at all overdone, as some chards can be. Quite nice! But im a fan of most avenel's wines

Crisp apple ripe nectarine and bright citrus. Framed in well integrated oak. Full fresh and not at all overdone, as some chards can be. Quite nice! But im a fan of most avenel's wines

1 person found it helpfulSep 15th, 2015
Melissa E

Blind tasting class

Blind tasting class

May 24th, 2019
Eric Adams

A little early. Mild oak. 14.1%. Nice.

A little early. Mild oak. 14.1%. Nice.

Aug 26th, 2018
Sean Herriott

Good balance, and nice finish.

Good balance, and nice finish.

Jun 25th, 2017
Kristi Irwin

Citrus and stone fruit. Bright. Something of a bitterness before the finish.

Citrus and stone fruit. Bright. Something of a bitterness before the finish.

Jul 14th, 2016
Sean Herriott

Very, Very nice.

Very, Very nice.

Mar 20th, 2016
Johnny McLaughlin

Nice Zin though a little on the lighter side. Almost like a Pinot Noir with sweet taste.

Nice Zin though a little on the lighter side. Almost like a Pinot Noir with sweet taste.

Dec 17th, 2015
Dennis Turner

Sophisticated fruit - some orchard but more citrous. Refreshing acidity on a nice finish.

Sophisticated fruit - some orchard but more citrous. Refreshing acidity on a nice finish.

Jan 4th, 2015
Karen OConnell

Karen had this a year ago

Karen had this a year ago

Aug 10th, 2019
James Mitchell

James had this 2 years ago

James had this 2 years ago

Feb 13th, 2019