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One Sixteen Russian River Valley Chardonnay

9.330 ratings
9.36 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
Matt Sterr

Great vintage of a consistently good bottling.

Great vintage of a consistently good bottling.

Aug 17th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Tried this twice. Pale golden color, complex aging, 34% new French oak-15 months, 30% stainless-4 months; 18% in Foudre for 9 months; rest concrete egg for 14 months. Aromas of stone fruits, oak, nuts, floral and spice. On the palate flavors of peach and pear with honeysuckle, integrated toasty oak and nice citrus tang. Long finish, ending with a wet stone mineral character. Outstanding! Will age well!

Tried this twice. Pale golden color, complex aging, 34% new French oak-15 months, 30% stainless-4 months; 18% in Foudre for 9 months; rest concrete egg for 14 months. Aromas of stone fruits, oak, nuts, floral and spice. On the palate flavors of peach and pear with honeysuckle, integrated toasty oak and nice citrus tang. Long finish, ending with a wet stone mineral character. Outstanding! Will age well!

1 person found it helpfulSep 18th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Pale golden color, complex aging, 34% new French oak-15 months, 30% stainless-4 months; 18% in Foudre for 9 months; rest concrete egg for 14 months. Aromas of stone fruits, oak, nuts, floral and spice. On the palate flavors of peach and pear with honeysuckle, integrated toasty oak and nice citrus tang. Long finish, ending with a wet stone mineral character. Outstanding! Will age well!

Pale golden color, complex aging, 34% new French oak-15 months, 30% stainless-4 months; 18% in Foudre for 9 months; rest concrete egg for 14 months. Aromas of stone fruits, oak, nuts, floral and spice. On the palate flavors of peach and pear with honeysuckle, integrated toasty oak and nice citrus tang. Long finish, ending with a wet stone mineral character. Outstanding! Will age well!

1 person found it helpfulJul 5th, 2020
Tom Garland

A pale golden straw color. A smooth chalky wine with lemon curd, green apple, bosc pear, toasty vanilla oak, and melon.

A pale golden straw color. A smooth chalky wine with lemon curd, green apple, bosc pear, toasty vanilla oak, and melon.

Jul 3rd, 2022
Baleigh Euhus

Never thought I’d be a Chardonnay fan, but 2020 is full of the unexpected...This is seriously delicious.

Never thought I’d be a Chardonnay fan, but 2020 is full of the unexpected...This is seriously delicious.

Sep 17th, 2020
Tom Balamaci

Beat both 1er cru burgundies. Sesame soy crackers, ripe white fruit on the nose, bright tasting w kiss of oak and a tingling, structured, good acid finish perfect with food. Curious to try again w 2-3 years of bottle age.

Beat both 1er cru burgundies. Sesame soy crackers, ripe white fruit on the nose, bright tasting w kiss of oak and a tingling, structured, good acid finish perfect with food. Curious to try again w 2-3 years of bottle age.

Aug 2nd, 2020
Tom Garland

Christmas eve oysters courtesy of an overnite shipment from Hog Island Oysters...shucking by me......yum!

Pop and pour. A delightful pale golden straw color. On the nose: pear, floral, toast, creme brulee. Taste: lemon, honey dew melon, peach, minerals, some toasty oak. Medium to full body, good acidity with a smooth finish.

Christmas eve oysters courtesy of an overnite shipment from Hog Island Oysters...shucking by me......yum!

Pop and pour. A delightful pale golden straw color. On the nose: pear, floral, toast, creme brulee. Taste: lemon, honey dew melon, peach, minerals, some toasty oak. Medium to full body, good acidity with a smooth finish.

Dec 25th, 2019
Jeff Ball

The consummate Sonoma Chardonnay- a nice blend of oak and fruit, syrupy texture, this is now on my list of favs.

The consummate Sonoma Chardonnay- a nice blend of oak and fruit, syrupy texture, this is now on my list of favs.

Dec 25th, 2019
Steve Haro

Popcorn!

Popcorn!

Nov 27th, 2019
Robert Evans Jr

Congrats Tommy & Rose

Congrats Tommy & Rose

Oct 27th, 2019