Migration Russian River Chardonnay

You can never go wrong with Duckhorn, and the Migration Russian River Chardonnay is a fabulous choice for a summer white, but its rich enough that it’s also a great wine for the fall. The wine is balanced, easy to drink, and would pair wonderfully with grilled seafood, a creamy chicken dish, or sushi. I also think it would also pair well with fall comfort foods like homemade mac & cheese (you know, the kind made with gruyere, not Velveeta) or a chicken and wild rice casserole.

Description

winemaker’s notes:

Capturing both the sophistication and richness of cool-climate Russian River Valley Chardonnay, this wine displays inviting aromas of pineapple and fresh pear, alongside notes of nectarine, Meyer lemon and orange zest. The stone fruit and citrus elements continue on the palate, with layers of nectarine, tangerine and lemon curd, as well as hints of crème brulee, Gravenstein apple and subtle toast notes. Though the mouthfeel is long and rich, the wine’s natural acidity adds poise, focus and balance.

alcohol by volume: 14.1%

critical acclaim:

“With a creamy mouthfeel and ripe flavors of tangerines, tropical fruits, honey and sweet oak, this is a flashy effort. It will appeal to fans of the variety, and rightfully so, delivering a dry complexity that lifts it way above the average.”

92 Points – Wine Enthusiast

Read more about the Migration Russian River Chardonnay on Wine.com >

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