'09 Rivers Marie Chardonnay, pretty good.

Very pretty light goldish straw color. Nose of vanilla egg custard and golden apples. The mouth is more lively and the apples are greener with lemon curd, fig, and a hint of toffee. This showed nicely and had good, if not great acid lift in back.

This is one the few Cali Chards I buy … great vineyard & winemaker.

It was good, but having had now the '08 and '09, not truly great either. I’d rather have Stony Hill or Mt. Eden. I did really enjoy it, but may not buy again at this money. Of course, I said the same last year.

this was a crowd pleaser tonight, the 2009 had some nice fruit against the oak, all in all a decent wine, wish they made more

We where huge fans of this tonight (Thanks for opening Reff). Good fruit, notes of oak and vanilla there but restrained and what I thought was a nice strain of minerality on the back end. Lovely wine!