Au Contraire Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, 2013

Just another California chardonnay? Au Contraire! This Russian River Chardonnay is bright green-gold in color with enticing aromas of lemon, pear, and apple followed by a floral note of jasmine. Well-integrated French oak lends a hint brioche and toast. On the palate, there is a focused purity with balanced acidity and minerality; the finish is refreshing and elegant. Ideal with shellfish, cream sauces, roasted chicken, cheeses, and zesty vegetable dishes. Alc. 13.8% by vol.