2005 Chardonnay (Lynmar Estate)
Lynmar, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, CA 2005100% Chardonnay BUTTERY BUT NOT FLABBY, HIGH TONED & CRISP Lynn Fritz is an expert in global logistics and humanitarian relief. In 1980 he purchased vineyards in Russian River Valley to produce world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Today he helps to define this style with winemaker Hugh Chappelle and consulting winemaker Paul Hobbs. Forty percent of the wine is aged in French Oak barrels (25% new) and the rest in stainless steel tank. Employing 100% malolactic fermentation adds plenty of butter, but the vintage still shows tremendous acidy keeping the fruit tropical, crisp and still buttery. A powerful Chardonnay. 4,520 cases produced. Serving Suggestions: Creamy lobster bisque or chicken roulade stuffed with ricotta cheese, roasted red peppers in a lemon velouté.