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March 15, 2013 Wine Pick of the Week

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2010 Foggy Oaks Chardonnay


Producer: Dry Creek Vineyard

Appellation: Russian River Valley (Sonoma County)

Alcohol: 13.5%

Suggested Retail $20


“Several of our staff liked this one. Sourced from the cool (and often foggy) Russian River Valley in the western part of Sonoma County, this Chardonnay delivers a lot of character for $20. There's plenty of fullness/richness from mostly malolactic fermentation (85%) and oak aging, but it doesn't stint on the freshness of the fruit. Appealing citrus and pear aromas, followed by flavors citrus, pineapple and a bit more pear. This Foggy Oaks wine is in the full California Chardonnay style, but still exhibited aspects of cool-climate acidity and restraint.”

Food Affinity: We found that the Foggy Oaks Chardonnay held up well when we poured it to accompany a spicy Peruvian roast chicken dish.

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