Last October we were in the Russian River Valley.  We were heading to our tasting at J Vineyards but had some time to kill, so we stopped at Foppiano Vineyards. (You have to make the best use of your time.)  We had some wines sent home from here and this 2009 Estate Bottled Chardonnay was one of them.

The Chardonnay was a beautiful light straw color and wasn’t heavily oaked so it was light and refreshing on a summers day.  The nose carried aromas of pear, citrus, a tad of honey, creamy oak and a bit of spice.

One the palate I found pear and orange blossom with a long sightly buttery finish.  There was also hints of orange blossom on the finish.  A nice wine on a nice summers evening.