2014 Bucher Rio Oro Russian River Valley Chardonnay

13.4% alc., pH 3.6, TA 0.60. $40. Released October 16, 2015. The Bucher family has farmed in the Middle Reach of the Russian River Valley for over 50 years. Wente clone 4 and Robert Young clone 17. Harvest Brix 22.6ยบ average.Aged 9 months in French oak barrels, 20% new. · Light golden yellow color in the glass. Lavish aromas of lemony custard, Golden Delicious apple, wildflower honey and brioche. Sleek, bright and crisp on the palate with sumptuous flavors of lemon, grapefruit and apple with a compliment of oak infused blond caramel and honeyed nuts. Beautifully crafted, with sound acidity and noticeable finishing length. Score: 94. Reviewed August 17, 2016

Winery: Bucher Vineyard
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