2018 Willow Springs Russian River Valley California 'Reserve' Chardonnay
A full-bodied and succulent Chardonnay from Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley has touches of creamy vanilla notes, with pineapple and a hint of oak.
Country: United States
Brand: Willow Springs Cellars
Item #: 47557
About This Wine:
After graduating from business school, Roosevelt decided that wine country was a better fit for him than Wall Street. So he enrolled in the famed University of California at Davis enology program, earning a winemaking certificate. He went on to serve internships at some of the most respected estates in California’s North Coast region, including Peju Province, Gundlach Bundschu and Hanna.
In particular, his winemaking style is exhibited by his Chardonnay cuvees from Sonoma County’s prestigious Russian River Valley. This is where the top wineries in Napa go to get their cool-climate grapes. There are 15,000 acres planted to wine grapes, with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir leading by a wide margin.
The 2018 Willow Springs “Reserve” Chardonnay is full-bodied, round and delicious, exuding rich, tropical flavors of melon, peach and pineapple, interlaced with oak nuances. It’s another Doug Roosevelt masterpiece that’s too good to miss.