Bouchaine Estate Chardonnay 2006

Bouchaine, Napa Valley – Carneros, Estate, Chardonnay 2006 The nose combines freshly split oak, vanilla, toast and stone fruits. The mouth is full-on richness with oak essence and butter layered over peaches and green apples – very nice. The wine received all of the bells and whistles from the winemaker, including battonage  as well as ML for 50% of the wine; 85% was barrel fermented and then aged in a combination of new (30%) and used oak for a further 9 months. Winemaker Michael Richmond. P&B in Napa 13.9% $30 suggested California retail Bouchaine Vineyards

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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