2012 Joseph Jewell Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.1% alc., pH 3.31, TA 0.71, 626 cases, $22. Clone 4 and 5. Harvest Brix 22.9º-23.4º. Cool fermented in a stainless steel closed top tank (no oak). · Very light yellow golden yellow color and clear in the glass. A highly enjoyable wine offering enticing aromas of baked apple, lemon curd and honey followed on the palate with flavors of apple, lemongrass, honey, and a hint of banana. Admirable restraint and balance, clean and well-defined, with a lively mouth feel, finishing on a high note of refreshing, lemon-driven acidity. Score: 92. Reviewed September 5, 2013

Winery: Joseph Jewell Wines
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