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    Craggy Range Winery Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay 2008
    Chardonnay - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

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    • WS92
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Spectator

    Region: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

    Varietal: Chardonnay

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines

    Style: Fruity & Smooth

    Item no. 103047

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Our Kidnappers Vineyard is strategically located right on the Hawkes Bay coastline at Te Awanga where the spring and autumns are warm and sunny and the summer is tempered by the cooling sea breeze. The shallow warm clay loam soils and careful selection of clones in this environment allows the development of very pure cool Chardonnay flavors in the grapes. These are best expressed in the single vineyard Chardonnay we produce from this vineyard which is inspired by the great wines of Chablis. Having said that, our Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay is its own modern New World expression of pure, unadulterated, pristine Chardonnay grapes from Te Awanga.

    A pale straw color with vivid green hues. Gunflint, almond and lemon zest characterize the aroma. The wine has a steely edged structure and the mid-palate is filled with white peach and oyster-shell flavors. It draws into a long, spicy finish

    Critical Acclaim:

    An elegant style, deftly balanced, with refined pear and lime on a satiny frame. Lingers effortlessly.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    Napa Native (9/28/2010)
    Most New Zealand Chardonnay's are one dimensional and sour. I loved this one and it has an incredible lingering finish.
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    jeff b (2/9/2012)
    Def. not a California Chard...has that New Zealand/Australia taste profile. Enjoyable...At $15...a good buy. If you like Oak filled Cal Chards...this one is NOT for you. Enjoy!
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    tomasz (3/8/2011)
    Tasted like dried cow pies

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