2011 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
Harvest Date: October 1, 2011
% Alcohol: 14.6%
Production: 700 cases
As always, there was no Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak used in the aging of the wine. It was barrel fermented in 100% neutral oak and the lees were stirred at minimum once a week, which accounts for its incredible viscosity and creamy mouth feel.
The 2011 has a stunning clear sunlight color and is defined by fresh citrus notes and floral tones with a rich texture and a firmness that is balanced by mouth-watering acidity. With its wonderfully long finish this wine screams for some great seafood or a rich sauce over a savory meat dish. Enjoy!