June 12, 2019

2015 Satrye Wines “Seilenos” Dutton Ranch-Mill Station Green Valley of Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.3% alc., 40 cases, $45. Seilenos was the Greek god of winemaking and drunkenness and the father of satyrs. Old vines that struggle in deep sandy soil. Barrel fermented with partial malolactic fermentation and aging for 17 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. This wine was much more appealing when tasted from a previously opened bottle on the following day. Inviting aromas of lemon custard, spiced pear and yellow stone fruits. Richly appointed with robust flavors of Limoncello, grapefruit, pineapple, pear, vanilla and caramel. Slightly creamy in texture, with embedded acidity and a very generous finish that leaves quite an impression. Score: 93. Reviewed April 14, 2018

Winery: Satyre Wines
From article: Recent Sips of California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay