Spell Estate

Russian River Valley Chardonnay

9.28 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Second stop in Sonoma with Andrew Berge of Spell Estate, La Pitchoune and Tiny House to name a few. First up is the Russian River Valley Chardonnay which is aged for 16 months on the lees in 33% new French oak. Only 150 cases produced from the Dutton Sullivan Vineyard.

Medium lemon yellow. Balanced oak on the nose with green apples, even a touch candied apples and some spices. Medium acidity (6/10) and medium plus bodied. Well rounded with a rich texture. Touch of oak coming through on the palate with brioche, apples and some peaches. Medium plus to long finish. Drink till 2022.

Second stop in Sonoma with Andrew Berge of Spell Estate, La Pitchoune and Tiny House to name a few. First up is the Russian River Valley Chardonnay which is aged for 16 months on the lees in 33% new French oak. Only 150 cases produced from the Dutton Sullivan Vineyard.

Medium lemon yellow. Balanced oak on the nose with green apples, even a touch candied apples and some spices. Medium acidity (6/10) and medium plus bodied. Well rounded with a rich texture. Touch of oak coming through on the palate with brioche, apples and some peaches. Medium plus to long finish. Drink till 2022.

May 28th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

Final bottle from the Spell Estate is their Chardonnay from the Dutton Sullivan Vineyard. Clear yellow with a hint of gold and some green. Very tight initially. Finally after a few hours there were some white fruits, light tropical and citrus notes. A bit of honeysuckle too. Very refreshing with a creamy texture. Moderate acidity (6.5/10) with some green apples, citrus and cooked pears. A little zesty too. Light bodied and long finish. Drink till 2020.

Final bottle from the Spell Estate is their Chardonnay from the Dutton Sullivan Vineyard. Clear yellow with a hint of gold and some green. Very tight initially. Finally after a few hours there were some white fruits, light tropical and citrus notes. A bit of honeysuckle too. Very refreshing with a creamy texture. Moderate acidity (6.5/10) with some green apples, citrus and cooked pears. A little zesty too. Light bodied and long finish. Drink till 2020.

Jun 29th, 2016
Rollie Wright

Sales Wine Spectrum

9.3

First time i have had a Chardonnay from them and I was very impressed.

First time i have had a Chardonnay from them and I was very impressed.

Jun 23rd, 2015
Allisun Groat

Drinking exceptionally well today! Flinty, cloudy...

Drinking exceptionally well today! Flinty, cloudy...

May 20th, 2014
susanna

I loved it! At Kurt's!

I loved it! At Kurt's!

Aug 2nd, 2017
Michael Mendes

Drinking great. Nicely balanced even with a higher abv.

Drinking great. Nicely balanced even with a higher abv.

Oct 18th, 2015
Michael Mendes

Lemon curd, toast, baking spices. Lots of alcohol, but carries it well.

Lemon curd, toast, baking spices. Lots of alcohol, but carries it well.

Jun 27th, 2015
Rollie Wright

Sales Wine Spectrum

9.1

Rollie had this 4 years ago

Rollie had this 4 years ago

May 25th, 2016