2014 Chasseur Graton’s Choice Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.1% alc., pH 3.51, TA 0.66,101 cases, $60. A collaboration between William Hunter and the Dutton Family. Sourced from Dutton’s Graton Vineyard. Wente-Hyde selection. Harvest Brix 25.2º. 100% malolactic fermentation. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. Somewhat reserved but highly pleasing aromas of lemon, honeysuckle and crushed sea shells. A somewhat lean and steely style, that is nevertheless extremely refreshing, with a core of lemon-lime, green apple and vanilla flavors. Beautifully composed with a bright and clean demeanor. More Chablis styled than California in character and a wine that one would never tire of drinking. Score: 95. Reviewed May 7, 2017

Winery: Chasseur
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines