Chasseur Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2008

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SKU 08266


This beauty has a bright, yet creamy-rich nose redolent of sweet Fuji apples, lemon zest and roasted grain, which counterpoint background scents of toasted hazelnuts and bees wax to make a stylish marriage. It proves even more vivid on the palate, where cutting citric notes and mineral elements bring a chiseled Chablis-like firmness to flavors of apple, preserved lemon, roasted grain and toasted hazelnut. The finish is lingering and wonderfully deep, with fruit tones of apple jam, pear and white peach joining seamlessly with luxurious hazelnut-Marjolaine cake notes. Gorgeous now, it will be a graceful ager.
Category White Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Chasseur
Alcohol/vol 15.1%
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2008 Chardonnay Russian River has a glorious nose of honeysuckle, buttered citrus, white peach and subtle background oak. The color is a light greenish gold. Rich and classic Russian River, with some tropical fruit notes, this is a 150-case cuvee that should continue to drink well for another 3-4 years.

Robert Parker, February 2011
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorRichly flavored, featuring full-blown fig, apricot, honeysuckle and melon touches, with toasty oak woven in. A slightly leesy edge marks the finish. Drink now through 2017. 150 cases made.

James Laube, June 30, 2011