Martin Ray

Russian River Valley Chardonnay

8.7196 ratings
8.613 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
Zack Klug

Phenolic bitterness, and wonky. Screwed it back up, and tossed into the fridge for a couple days. Whamo completely drinkable with wonderful lees texture. Can't beat the price just decant for a day ha

Phenolic bitterness, and wonky. Screwed it back up, and tossed into the fridge for a couple days. Whamo completely drinkable with wonderful lees texture. Can't beat the price just decant for a day ha

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2014
Chris Koupal

Wow. Really impressive.

Wow. Really impressive.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 8th, 2014
Stacy Woods

reflective, evenly concentrated straw with golden hue and a hint of green. Initial aromas are from fermentation, yeast esters, clotted cream, confectionary sugar, and pear with a touch of banana. Primary fruit aromas are neutral but ripe, pineapple, lemon curd, and baked pear. A dry wine with medium, mouthwatering acidity. Full bodied with a smooth viscosity, touch of astringency. 13.8% ABV lends warmth to the lips. Medium complexity, medium plus concentation. Medium finish is balanced and elegant rather than powerful featuring baked apple, baking spices, and light brown sugar

reflective, evenly concentrated straw with golden hue and a hint of green. Initial aromas are from fermentation, yeast esters, clotted cream, confectionary sugar, and pear with a touch of banana. Primary fruit aromas are neutral but ripe, pineapple, lemon curd, and baked pear. A dry wine with medium, mouthwatering acidity. Full bodied with a smooth viscosity, touch of astringency. 13.8% ABV lends warmth to the lips. Medium complexity, medium plus concentation. Medium finish is balanced and elegant rather than powerful featuring baked apple, baking spices, and light brown sugar

Jan 27th, 2017
Hilary McCown

Really, for the price, this is really good for RRV. Not complex, but has nice flavors of tart lime candy, light oak, and good acidity.

Really, for the price, this is really good for RRV. Not complex, but has nice flavors of tart lime candy, light oak, and good acidity.

Feb 6th, 2016
Aaron Means

Buttery with Apple still shining through with a significant oak appearance through the finish.

Buttery with Apple still shining through with a significant oak appearance through the finish.

Dec 16th, 2013
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

8.8

Great old name - not bad wine.

Great old name - not bad wine.

Dec 8th, 2013
Monia Joblin

Light and tasty. Better when closer to room temperature than fully chilled.

Light and tasty. Better when closer to room temperature than fully chilled.

Mar 11th, 2018
Mike Smith

Had the 2014 and was very nice with mushroom pasta. Not oaky and not buttery. Nice floral and finish.

Had the 2014 and was very nice with mushroom pasta. Not oaky and not buttery. Nice floral and finish.

Feb 7th, 2018
Chad Baker

Liked it

Liked it

Jan 12th, 2018
Robert Cralle

$18 Buyers Selection from Wine Warehouse

$18 Buyers Selection from Wine Warehouse

Nov 22nd, 2017