Reviewed on 2019-09-17
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Rating 94
Style White
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Sonoma County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 13.5%
Price $20.00 Value Pick  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Date Night, Impressing On A Budget, Summer Sipping

Drink If You Like

Albariño, Chardonnay , Chenin Blanc

Bravium Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016 Review

This is a great example of restraint when it comes to this grape. Chardonnay is so malleable that it’s nice when a winemaker dials the extreme characteristics back a bit to make a very nice and refreshing white wine with just a kiss of oak in the form of a subtle vanilla aromas. The mouthfeel won’t weigh you down because the alcohol, at 13.5%, is just right. There is great acidity lifting the wine up so the deeper aromas - a hint of butter, a skosh of nutmeg - aren’t all up in your business. It is a true summer chardonnay and an even better date starter.

94
POINTS
Bravium Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016
This is a great example of restraint when it comes to this grape. Chardonnay is so malleable that it’s nice when a winemaker dials the extreme characteristics back a bit to make a very nice and refreshing white wine with just a kiss of oak in the form of a subtle vanilla aromas. The mouthfeel won’t weigh you down because the alcohol, at 13.5%, is just right. There is great acidity lifting the wine up so the deeper aromas - a hint of butter, a skosh of nutmeg - aren’t all up in your business. It is a true summer chardonnay and an even better date starter.

Reviewed On: 09-17-2019
94
POINTS
Bravium Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016
This is a great example of restraint when it comes to this grape. Chardonnay is so malleable that it’s nice when a winemaker dials the extreme characteristics back a bit to make a very nice and refreshing white wine with just a kiss of oak in the form of a subtle vanilla aromas. The mouthfeel won’t weigh you down because the alcohol, at 13.5%, is just right. There is great acidity lifting the wine up so the deeper aromas - a hint of butter, a skosh of nutmeg - aren’t all up in your business. It is a true summer chardonnay and an even better date starter.

Reviewed On: 09-17-2019