Migration, Russian River Valley (Sonoma County, California) Chardonnay 2014

($32): Migration, initially the second label of Decoy, Duckhorn’s Pinot Noir-focused outpost in Anderson Valley, now has its own home in Sonoma County.  It’s a first wine in its own right.  And though the focus was — and is — on Pinot Noir, it turns out, at least judging from this wine, they do a fine job with Chardonnay.  This 2014 Russian River Valley bottling combines a delicate fruitiness with an alluring creaminess supported enough acidity to keep it interesting.  It’s a “Three Bears” wine — balanced and thankfully not overdone.
91 Michael Apstein Aug 16, 2016