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Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Spectator, 93 The Wine Advocate, 91 International Wine Cellar
Region: Napa Valley, California
Other Info: Collectible Wines
Style: Rich & Creamy
Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%
Item no. 110938
#40 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011
Gamble Ranch is a vineyard that consistently delivers rich, ripe fruit flavors. Aromas of butterscotch, lemon curd, and toasted almonds evolve into rich tropical flavors. The rich, luscious mouthfeel is perfectly balanced by bright citrus notes.
A very classy wine that combines rich, layered, complex fruit with a sense of delicacy and finesse. Full-bodied, but not heavy, offering detailed fig, melon, apple and spice. What's most impressive is the texture and length, with flavors continuing to develop. Drink now through 2015.
The 2009 Chardonnay Private Reserve, which comes primarily from Napa’s Gamble Ranch site, is a bigger, richer, more nutty-styled Chardonnay revealing tropical fruit, butter, brioche and hazelnut characteristics. They backed off the oak in this cuvee, which results in more fruit, interest and personality.
Bright, pale, green-tinged yellow. Precise aromas of stone fruits and wild herbs lifted by floral and rocky naunces. Broad, rich and nicely dry, with a hint of leesy complexity to the stone fruit flavors. Captivating minerality gives finesse to this attractive, plump wine.