2021 EnRoute Brumarie Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Enroute Winery is part of the Nickel and Nickel Family portfolio of wines, which includes the esteemed Far Niente property. The savvy and talented Michael Accruso spent nine years honing his craft as winemaker of Duckhorn's Golden Eye Winery in Anderson Valley before placing his signature on these wines. He currently directs winemaking at Enroute, Bella Union and Post & Beam which are all part of the Nickel & Nickel Family family of wines. Enroute emphasizes the classic personality of Russian River Chardonnay and PInot Noir.
This wine is glistening golden yellow in the glass. It has an iconic Russian River Valley floral bouquet. The wine reveals a sense of opulence with richly textured lemon custard, baking spices, grilled pineapple and caramelized citrus notes. There is just enough freshness in this wine to balance against its extroverted personality. This wine is destined for a long life, but why wait.
By W Peter Hoyne