Russian River

    Simi, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, California, 2005, 15.5% abv

    … Start with two wine geeks – one with a broken finger suffered on a recent trip at the Simi winery and one with extreme WSET pre-exam stress.  Throw in a Friday evening and three bottles of Simi Russian River Valley Chardonnay from 2011, 2010 and 2005 and all of a sudden you two very relaxed wine geeks and a small party. Three bottles?  Well, we…

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