2017 Raeburn Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

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2017 Raeburn Chardonnay, Russian River Valley


Winemaker Notes

The 2017 Raeburn Chardonnay shows an array of complex fruit tones ranging from pear and Gravenstein apple to nectarine. The fruit is beautifully complemented with toasted oak, vanilla and hints of Creme Brulee with a balanced and elegant finish.

Critical Acclaim


James Suckling

Bright and very primary on the nose with attractive, poached pears. The palate has a very neat and fresh array of pears and melon with a subtly chalky edge.


Wilfred Wong of Wine.com

COMMENTARY: I have gone back and forth on the Raeburn Chardonnays, never sure if I like them or not. The wines can be too cute and precocious. The 2017 vintage is an excellent effort and right where it should be. TASTING NOTES: This wine shows a beautiful balance of elements. Its aromas and flavors of ripe fruits and oak, coupled with its soft palate touch should make it a perfect choice to sip with light foods in the backyard. (Tasted: March 17, 2019, San Francisco, CA)

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