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WINE REVIEW: Gehricke, 2015 Chardonnay, Chalk Ridge Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Co. ($49)



by Andrew Chalk


Look at the vintage on this. It is a current (re)release that demonstrates how Gehricke wines age.


Hand-picked, whole cluster pressed, and then transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation. Barrel aged for 18 months in 50% new French oak.


An ‘ideal type’ for a New World style of chardonnay. Loaded with ripe fruit, New French oak, and tropical fruit flavors. A good value in the genre.


TASTING NOTES

Appearance: Gold. Long legs (14% ABV).


Nose: Vanilla, tropical fruits (mango, pineapple)


Palate:Lemons, buttery flavors.



Sample.



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