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2010 Parallel Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Varietal Region Type
Chardonnay Russian River, United States Rich Full-Bodied White
This Chardonnay exudes rich citrus and stone-fruit flavors on a mouth-filling, creamy body garnished with smoke and spice.
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Parallel Russian River Valley Chardonnay

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Story
Parallel is the realization of the dream of four couples who met skiing the slopes of Park City, Utah. The après-ski would usually involve sharing a good meal and bottles of great wine, which cemented the couples’ friendships and similar goals. The name “Parallel” denotes many things—the founders’ shared passions, tracks of skis in the snow, rows of vines in a vineyard. These are symbolically represented by the artfully designed label on the first Cabernet Sauvignon released by the team in 2005. The first Chardonnay came two years later, making this bottling the third release. To produce it, the owners hired superstar winemaker Philippe Melka, who looked to the Russian River Valley for Chardonnay fruit starting in 2008. During the growing season, the cool ocean fog rolls in during the late afternoon, allowing the grapes to ripen more slowly while retaining flavor, aromatic intensity and elevated acidity. The wine is fermented in French oak puncheons for a rounded texture with great structure.
Sense
Swirl the glass to release aromas of ripe peach, honey, baked apples, vanilla and spice.
Savor
This Chardonnay exudes rich citrus and stone-fruit flavors on a mouth-filling, creamy body garnished with smoke and spice.
Serve
French oak has a deep impact on Parallel’s 2010 Chardonnay, imbuing it with richness and weight. While the wine sips nicely without food, it is best enjoyed with dishes of similar weight and body, such as rich seafood entrees and poultry. Cream-based sauces will heighten the match. Look to williamssonoma. com for recipes like Brined Roast Chicken with Wine Jus or Salmon in Cream and Muscadet Sauce.
Serving Instructions
Serve chilled: refrigerate the bottle for 30 minutes before serving.
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