River Road Vineyards

Double Oaked Chardonnay

8.323 ratings
7.13 pro ratings
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
Sipping Fine Wine

Just awful, PASS! Tasting Sample!

Just awful, PASS! Tasting Sample!

Nov 6th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Awful wine. Heavy oily taste. Pass. Tasting Sample.

Awful wine. Heavy oily taste. Pass. Tasting Sample.

Jun 25th, 2018
Byron C Mayes

Bright gold in the glass. Abundant nose of baked quince and spices. Echoed on the rich full-bodied palate with butterscotch and a slim but sturdy backbone of acidity. Priced low enough for fried chicken. Built voluptuous enough for boiled lobster. Enjoy with either or anything in between.

Bright gold in the glass. Abundant nose of baked quince and spices. Echoed on the rich full-bodied palate with butterscotch and a slim but sturdy backbone of acidity. Priced low enough for fried chicken. Built voluptuous enough for boiled lobster. Enjoy with either or anything in between.

1 person found it helpfulSep 21st, 2018
Shannon k.

This was yummy. Complex, smooth, and a nice creamy butter aftertaste. A good price at total wine (just over$15). Would definitely get it again.

This was yummy. Complex, smooth, and a nice creamy butter aftertaste. A good price at total wine (just over$15). Would definitely get it again.

May 31st, 2021
Charles Suits

White with yellow character 
Nose.. vanilla, dandelion, okay.
Palate.. Medium sweet, medium acid, low tannin, low alcohol, medium body, intense orange, grape, lemon.
 

White with yellow character 
Nose.. vanilla, dandelion, okay.
Palate.. Medium sweet, medium acid, low tannin, low alcohol, medium body, intense orange, grape, lemon.
 

Nov 26th, 2020
Gavin Kleinknecht

Love it

Oct 19th, 2020
Katharine Buck

I like the oak despite others negative reviews

I like the oak despite others negative reviews

Aug 29th, 2020
Chris A

Had some higher expectations for this, and while double Oakes sounded good, in practice it’s not ready for game day. It’s drinkable - but in the continuum of chards this is left wanting. Something with the abrupt turn at the end of the glass makes this score lower. All the usual chard ingredients are present (oak, citrus and creaminess), but something in the way (to borrow that from Nirvana) makes this more of Kirt’s “underneath the bridge” variety. Wanted this to be more...but alas, It settles below where I had hoped.

Had some higher expectations for this, and while double Oakes sounded good, in practice it’s not ready for game day. It’s drinkable - but in the continuum of chards this is left wanting. Something with the abrupt turn at the end of the glass makes this score lower. All the usual chard ingredients are present (oak, citrus and creaminess), but something in the way (to borrow that from Nirvana) makes this more of Kirt’s “underneath the bridge” variety. Wanted this to be more...but alas, It settles below where I had hoped.

Aug 23rd, 2020
Mike Jones

Tie with Markham

Tie with Markham

Apr 19th, 2020
Mike Jones

Tie with Markham but better than other two

Tie with Markham but better than other two

Apr 19th, 2020