2012 Woodenhead Wes Cameron Ranch “Halfshell White” Russian River Valley French Colombard

11.6% alc., 245 cases, $22. French Colombard was once widely planted in the Russian River Valley, but very little acreage remains. · Pale golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Lively aromas of lemon pie, crème brûlée, banana and tropical fruits including mango hold up nicely over time in the glass. Light weight flavors of tropical citrus, lemon and grapefruit drive this refreshing wine, which is crisp and slightly tart due to hi-strung acidity. A little hollow in the mid palate, but overall a pleasant wine that would be an excellent accompaniment for shellfish. Score: 88. Reviewed August 15, 2014

Winery: Woodenhead
From article: Russian River Valley Neighborhoods