This is still youthful but opens nicely in the glass and as we drank it. Light golden in color. The nose is very nice with lemon custard and nice minerality. Like most Rivers Marie Chardonnays, there is some oak showing but is used deftly and not at all a problem. On the palate, this is crisp and focused. Lemon cream and minerals. Long finish. This works quite well with food and also will work on its own. It won't get better but should easily cruise thru the next decade.
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