2016 Gary Farrell Rochioli-Allen Vineyards Russian River Valley Chardonnay

13.9% alc., pH 3.24, TA 0.64, 363 cases, $65. Released May 2019. Clones 76 and 15 from two blocks of the Allen Vineyard. Harvest Brix 22.5º. Fermented and aged on the primary lees 9 months in 35% new French oak barrels and 65% one to three-year-old neutral French oak barrels and one 500-liter French oak puncheon. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Shy, but pleasant aromas of Meyer lemon and cut yellow apple. Discretely rich in flavor offering joyous flavors of citrus and honey and a subtle salinity. Slightly viscous in texture, with a long, citrus-driven finish that is quenching and urges another sip. Score: 93. Reviewed July 20, 2019

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
From article: Recently Tasted California Wines