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Save on '06 J Russian River Chard - Only $19.99 (91 points WE) - 09/16/2009 - Chardonnay (domestic)

Complexity and value-priced Chardonnay don't have to be mutually exclusive, as deftly proven by this J Vineyards Russian River Chardonnay. And now you can have it for even less!

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2006 J Vineyards Russian River Chardonnay ($19.99)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "A fine wine that shows the classic structure of Russian River Chardonnay, and also a steely minerality that makes it a partner for food. That doesn’t mean it’s without fruit. The flavors of apricots, pears and more exotic tropical fruits are explosive, enhanced with smoky oak. Likely to develop bottle complexity over the next four years." (11/08) Winemaker George Bursick combines Old World techniques with New World fruit, and the results are quite tasty. Lemon and stone fruit aromas are balanced by hitns of almond butter and honey sandwiches on brioche. On the palate, the vanilla and caramel flavors swirl around the fruit, never over-powering it, but carrying through to the finish.

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