Ruth Ranch Napa Chardonnay 2010
The Napa Valley Chardonnay was fermented in a combination of temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels. The stainless steel fermentation process allows us to preserve the fruit’s natural lush flavors and aromatic qualities.
The French oak barrel sur lies then imparts richness and a creamy texture to the mid palate, creating a complex yet elegantly balanced Chardonnay.
This is a deliciously versatile wine to be enjoyed as an apéritif or paired with chicken and grilled fish entrées, creamy vegetable soups or your favorite selection of cheeses.
AROMAS: Comforting notes of baked apple pie with toasted oak notes of caramel and spice. Opens up to reveal mineral and fruity aromas including ripe Asian pear, dried apricot and white peach.
FLAVORS: A full-bodied wine with bright acidity, suffusing oak flavors show as vanilla and sweet-oak through to the palate. Finishes with a hint of lemon meringue pie.
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