Rivers Marie is more known for their Pinot's and Cab's but they make a tremendous Chardonnay as well.  It does have some oak showing but its use is deft and all but the most oakaphobes among us should LOVE this wine.  The 2016 is still a bit young but is drinking very well.  These wines seem to age pretty well, but the truth is, i rarely am disciplined enough to let mine age.  Yellow gold in color.  The nose has lemons, vanilla and slight sawdust.  On the palate, this is like a slightly sweet/sour lemon candy with a touch of vanilla.  Great acidity.  Long finish.  This particular bottle was consumed with friends after a round of golf.  The goal was to have some food with it but we pretty much sucked it down while waiting on the food.  No regrets about that.  It was delicious.  This certainly has some upside for the next few years and should be good for 10 to fifteen more years.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
97
Vintage: 
2016
Current Price: 
$60.00USD

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