2012 Waugh Cellars Russian River Chardonnay
Harvest Date: September 28, 2012
% Alcohol: 14.2%
Production: 825 cases
As always, there was no Malo-lactic fermentation and no new oak used in the aging of the wine. The wine 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 2012 has a gorgeous soft yellow color and is filled with fresh citrus notes and tropical fruit. The feel of the wine is creamy and rich with a broad palate of 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!