A savory, mineral-laced, classic Alexander Valley Chardonnay, the 2019 Chardonnay Bearwallow Vineyard reveals a medium gold color as well as notes of honeyed orange peel, sappy green herbs, chamomile, and other green tea-like nuances. Showing a singular exotic style aromatically, it hits the palate with beautiful medium to full-bodied richness, a great mid-palate, and loads of fruit supported by a bright, vibrant spine of acidity. A gorgeous, exotic, complex Alexander Valley Chardonnay that does everything right, enjoy bottles any time over the coming decade.
The 2019 Chardonnay Bearwallow Vineyard is a very pretty wine, and the most open-knit of these Chardonnays. Tangerine oil, spice, dried flowers, chamomile and light tropical accents give this pliant, expressive Chardonnay so much immediacy. Of all the Rivers-Marie 2019 Chardonnays, the Bearwallow is the wine I would open first. It is so enticing, even in the early going.