Sleeping Giant Chardonnay “Buena Tierra” 2017
“Buena Tierra Vineyard”
Russian River Valley 2017

Sleeping Giant Chardonnay “Buena Tierra” 2017

“Buena Tierra Vineyard”
Russian River Valley 2017
Sleeping Giant Chardonnay
Retail Price: $48
DDWA Score: 93
Value Rating: 2.9
Good Value
Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: October 20, 2021
Cases Produced: 213
Where to Buy:
Dearden Wines

Rich golden, brilliant color. Honeyed, ripe green apple, lemon custard aroma move seamlessly to the flavor which is strong and luxurious. I also taste freshly baked biscuits, roast almonds and hazelnuts, caramel apples and lemon zest. It’s round and voluptuous in the mouth. In a word: WOW. This is top of the line Chardonnay in the rich and luscious category. As an aside, my wife doesn’t particularly like the bold Chardonnay style. This – she likes. If you want to go classic food & wine pairing, pan-seared scallops on potato/celery root puree and browned butter is the way to go!

Sleeping Giant is one of owner/winemaker Chris Dearden’s labels. Chris specializes in making small-production Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and others. His Dearden Estate vineyard in southern Carneros, is an outstanding vineyard planted to mostly Pinot Noir with a little bit of Chardonnay. His wines are remarkably consistent in their tastiness.

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