Rodney Strong Wine Estates Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2008
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Rodney Strong Wine Estates Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2008 Wine Review
Full-bodied, voluptuous and gorgeous! Classic Californian Chardonnay with aromas of green apples, butter and ripe peach. 4.5/5
This Rodney Strong Wine Estates Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2008 was reviewed November 6, 2010 by Natalie MacLean
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|In 1965, our founder Rod Strong was the first to plant chardonnay in what would later be recognized as the Chalk Hill American Viticultural Area (AVA), established officially in 1983. He recognized the region as distinct from the restof Russian River Valley for its unique chalky white soils, which impart a subtle mineral character to wines grown there.|
Rodney Strong's Chalk Hill Chardonnay underwent barrel fermentation in new and seasoned French oak which added toasty vanilla and spice complexities,and during 8 months of barrel aging, we regularly stirred the “lees” in barrel, which gives a certain fullness and creamy texture on the palate.Encouraging malolactic fermentation added additional character, and in the glass the wine is both creamy and crisp, with abundant fruit character, mineral, and toasty oak flavors.
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