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Davis Bynum Chardonnay
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Davis Bynum Chardonnay 2016

Russian River, Sonoma County, California, United StatesThe 2016 DB chardonnay is grown at River West Vineyard and Westside Road in the Russian River Valley, on moderately deep, well drained soils. The clonal mix is an interesting gathering of 30 percent clone 809, 27 percent Spring Mountain, 21 percent 76, 15 percent clone 15, and 7 percent clone 4, all aged 12 months in French and Eastern European oak barrels, of which 21 percent were new. The attack is singularly bright with a lemon citrus acidity that sets up the palate for the oak and battonage, providing a creamy complexity and fresh and complex brioche character to the wine. Davis Bynum is distinguished as the first winery to produce a single vineyard pinot noir from the Russian River Valley. The vintage was 1973 and the grapes were from Joe Rochioli’s now-prized vineyard. Today they continue under the ownership of Rodney Strong, and single vineyard wines grown exclusively in Russian River Valley.Tasted: 26 January 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 30.99 speculative listing not stocked ON 29.99 Mark Anthony Wine and Spirits AB 26.95 private wine stores QC 32.75 private order - Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits US 22.00 srp Producer: Davis Bynum WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Varietal: ChardonnayCSPC: 829812UPC: 087512887268