2016 CRU 9 “AS EVER” RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY

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If you’ve been reading my emails this year, you already know how I feel about Cru 9. It’s absolutely one of the best new discoveries for us this year, and with a quality-to-price ratio that you simply will not believe. The 2016 Russian River Valley Chardonnay is created from a secret vineyard source that also sells to several high-end producers, but due to a non-disclosure agreement, the fruit source needs to be kept secret.  One taste, however, will tell you everything you need to know.  At under fifty per bottle this wine competes with the best $50 Chardonnays that I’ve tasted.

With just 4 barrels produced, you can almost taste the attention to every minute detail that went into producing this wine.  It was aged for 11 months sur lie, a French term meaning literally ‘on the sediment’, the sur lie style plays a large role in contributing to this wine’s rich, opulent texture.  Notably Cru 9 also gives back and helps support two nonprofit women shelters, Rudy’s Place in CA and House of Hope in IA.  Every time you buy a CRU 9 bottle, you also help level the playing field for survivors of human trafficking, domestic abuse, and homelessness.

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Tasting Notes: "This lovely, graciously styled Chardonnay has a beautiful nose of orange marmalade, lemon blossom, citrus oil, wild flowers and chamomile tea. The palate follows through with a mouth watering array of ripe pear, toasted hazelnut, butter cream, subtle toasted oak notes, combined with lively acidity. Nuanced, sumptuous and nicely layered, it has a beautifully soft-textured finish. Drink this classically styled Russian River Chardonnay now and over the next few years.100 Cases Produced" 
93 Points, Kevin M. Vogt, Master Sommelier

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Weight 3.2 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 3 × 3 in

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