2017 Mueller Chardonnay, "LB", RRV

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92 pts • The Tasting Panel - July/Aug 2020 - "Aromas of lemon cake batter, banana are bright and clean. The palate opens with white tea floral notes, followed by tangerine and salted pineapple. This is a pretty, balanced white primed for great food pairing. - Meridith May

The 2017 vintage “LB” utilizes the Wente clone chardonnay fruit from the heart of the Russian River Valley.  Grapes are harvested in the cool of early morning into small 30 pound picking boxes.  Grape clusters are directly pressed whole, the juice settled for 48 hours, then transferred into French oak barrels for fermentation.

Sparkling straw yellow in color, this wine has rich tropical notes including pineapple, apple, and honeydew melon. Full in body and generous in flavor, this wine glides softly with beautifully balanced natural acidity. Pineapple, pear and apple flavors dance harmoniously on the palate in this enormously enjoyable wine.


The finish is long and rich with the slightest touch of oak - enjoyable today or cellar for an additional 2-4 years for added complexity.