LAURENT by METZKER Chardonnay, Russian River Melissa Castro Sonoma travelfood.com

LAURENT by METZKER Chardonnay, Russian River

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WHY WE LOVE IT:

  • Russian River, Ritchie Vineyards - considered among the best in that AVA
  • The winemaker's pedigree - Antinori alumni both the Italian estate and Antica Napa Valley
  • 95 Points Wine Enthusiast - 2015 Vintage
  • Gold Medal Houston Rodeo - yeah!

WINEMAKER: Melissa Apter Casto: Antinori (Chianti) and Antica Antintori (Napa Estate). Named Most Exciting winemaker 2016  

WHAT WE TASTED: Opulent with a fresh bouquet of citrus fruit complemented with nutty tones from perfectly integrated French Oak. Inviting at first sip, minerality and acidity balances the fullness of the fruit and leavse a long-lasting finish.

AVA DESIGNATED: Russian River

WHAT WE PAIRED:

  • Thai chicken and rice noodle salad, with kaffir lime 
  • Turbot with béarnaise 
  • Pappardelle with porcini and Reggiano parmesan

PERSONALITY:  Napavalley.com named Melissa one of “Napa’s 7 Most Exciting Winemakers” in 2016. Watch for the release of Metzker Family Estate Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Metzker Family Estates is an exciting newcomer to single vineyard estate wines.

TECHNICAL: 

  • Aged 12 months in French Oak
  • Only 170 cases made