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2007 Girard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley:

When chardonnay stays away from the heat of the Napa Valley it retains an entirely different character. Acidity, oak, and fruit harmonize into a beautiful example of why the Russian River Valley is arguably the most important region for this varietal in the United States.

Medium in body and acidity, the wine shows Meyer lemon, a whisper of toasty vanilla and a surprising rush of what reminds me of bananas foster on the finish. Beautifully balanced, this wine drinks like some of the most sought after chardonnay from the region. Enjoy with grilled stuffed salmon.¬† In fact, I think I’ll do just that tonight!

13.9% alcohol, 91 pts.

Available at BevMo and other retail outlets

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