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2010 Parallel Russian River Chardonnay
"layered, complex...refined with floral
and mineral notes throughout...displays
considerable finesse,...may be the finest
Parallel Chardonnay produced so far"

Philippe Melka, Winemaker
2010 Parallel Russian River Chardonnay

"Some of the most complex chardonnay comes from the older Russian River vines planted with the Wente clone. This is the case for Parallel. The 2010 fruit was harvested and crushed in perfect condition on October 21st and the juice, fermented in French oak puncheons for an extended period of time. The wine also went through full malo-lactic to add layers and complexity. The 2010 Parallel Russian River Chardonnay displays considerable finesse. It possesses a creamy rich texture, yet it is refined with floral and mineral notes throughout. Apricot aromas are intermixed with tones of crème-brulee and toasted almond, contributing to the matrix of this wine. The aftertaste is long and intense, it could be the finest of Parallel chardonnay produced so far." - Philippe Melka, Winemaker
Reviews

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast - October 2012
Parallel 2010 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley). So rich, so opulent, this is fantastic to enjoy now. It really nails it, with intricate flavors of buttered toast, butterscotch, honey and vanilla that ride high on top of the pineapple and tropical fruit flavors. The winery is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon, but with this release, it's competing at the highest level of quality Chardonnay. - S.H. Wine Enthusiast - October 2012

Parallel Wines - P. O. Box 498 - Rutherford, California 94573 (707) 486-1100