Domaine Faiveley Macon Villages 2008

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Domaine Faiveley Macon Villages 2008

Chardonnay from Burgundy, France “An elegant Macon with concentrated flavors of nectarine and fennel, this has the mouthwatering acidity of the vintage and a long, spicy finish. There’s a green herb, slightly grassy edge to the flavor that would be and intriguing match of Zuni Cafe’s roast chicken with thyme under the skin.” 91 Points ~ Wine & Spirits...

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Silver, Santa Lucia Highlands 2010

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Silver, Santa Lucia Highlands 2010

Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay Unoaked Santa Lucia Highlands 2010. Mineral-driven nose with citrus shining through. Cement tank fermentation and aging bring out aromas remindful of the first rain of the season or a wet rock. Soft and round entry with an acid backbone informs you these grapes are grown in a cooler climate. Mid-palate reveals ripe fruits such as lemons, gooseberry and grapefruit. Finishes dry while the acid comes and goes in a balanced fashion. Laser sharp minerality carries through from start to...

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Chateau Montelena 2007

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Chateau Montelena 2007

“Bright yellow. Musky peach, pear and apple fruit aromas and flavors are complicated by flowers and herbs. Concentration and precise, with a dusty impression of extract and very good length. Quite strong for this no-malo chardonnay. Bo Barrett is now vinifying with a higher percentage of whole clusters and getting less bitterness as a result. ‘So now we don’t need as much new oak to compensate,’ he noted, adding that 2007 was an outstanding vintage for chardonnay as there was no heat...

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Rombauer 2010

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Rombauer 2010

Golden yellow color with a pale hue. Seductive aromas of peach, melon, and citrus are balanced with honeysuckle and vanilla. On the palate, flavors of pears, peaches and melons are backed with lively acidity. A nice touch of vanilla-scented oak provides an added flavor dimension. The creamy palate has a lingering finish of melon and citrus fruit with a satisfying buttery complexity. Our favorite pairing for this wine includes scallops in a cream sauce, pasta carbonara, chicken risotto and Cornish game hen, a...

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Cakebread 2010

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Cakebread 2010

The 2010 Napa Valley Chardonnay boasts an attractive light golden-straw color and fresh, lightly buttery, ripe golden apple, pear and citrus aromas, complemented by seductive vanilla and cinnamon/nutmeg scents from oak aging and subtle yeast tones from lees contact. Lush, concentrated and creamy on the palate, its ripe apple, melon, bright citrus and baking spice flavors culminate in a long, beautifully structured finish boasting crisp acidity and zesty mineral and spice tones. Sumptuous, yet refreshing, our 2010...

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