Redwood Creek Chardonnay

Redwook Creek

The Winner

Redwood Creek, California, Chardonnay 2009 This is an easy drinking quaffer, melding California fruit and a viscous mouthfeel. While the concentration is on the lighter side, I have to say that I prefer drinking this to several of the very heavy-handed, outrageously buttery, expensive Chardonnays that I opened earlier in the week.

I am not opposed to buttery richness in Chardonnay; it’s just a question of balance. Light and fresh with a bit of richness is sometimes the better path, as in this wine here.

Winemaker Cal Dennison. Vinted and bottled by Frei Bros. Vineyards in Modesto 13.5% $7.99 suggested US retail, a media sample.

Redwood Creek

About RJ

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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