Bravium Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2020 View from the Cellar

Bravium Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2020

“The 2020 Russian River Valley bottling of chardonnay from Derek Rohlffs at Bravium is a lovely bottle. The wine comes in at a nicely measured 13.8 percent octane and delivers a youthful nose of apple, pear, a hint of fresh pineapple, spring flowers, just a hint of savory elements, a lovely base of soil and a deft framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is bright, vibrant and full-bodied, with a lovely core of fruit, good soil undertow, zesty acids and a long, still quite primary finish. This wine is fairly ripe, but carries it very nicely and retains plenty of the refined aesthetic sensibilities for which Bravium is so well-known. Fine juice.” —John Gilman