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    Luca Chardonnay 2009
    Chardonnay - Argentina, South America

    Ratings

    • RP92
    • ST91
    Price: $32.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 The Wine Advocate, 91 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Argentina, South America

    Varietal: Chardonnay

    Style: Rich & Creamy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 113225

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Beautiful pale-gold color with enticing aromas of lemon crème, baking spices and some notes of dulce de leche. The aromas carry through to the palate, and are joined by hints of tropical fruit, spiced baked pear, and a stony/mineral flavor that creates a stylish wine that seems part New and part Old World.

    Pairs well with most fish, lobster, crab, chicken, and even many pork preparations. Particularly recommended with dishes using sautéed wild mushrooms or butter sauces. This wine will age well for years in a cellar.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The new releases include one white wine, the 2009 Chardonnay, always an outstanding value. It was barrel-fermented, went through full malolactic fermentation, and was aged sur lie for 14 months in 30% new French oak. Aromas of buttered popcorn, poached pear, and spiced apple inform the nose of a creamy-textured, spicy, ripe, medium-bodied wine. This nicely proportioned, lengthy effort will provide enjoyment over the next 4-5 years.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Bright light yellow. Aromas of peach, apricot, nutmeg and flowers, complemented by oaky nuances (30% new). Fat, rich and sweet but with solid balancing acidity. A full-throttle fruit bomb with impressive depth and 3D texture, from a Gualtallary vineyard planted at 4,700 feet. The pH here is a very reasonable 3.2 in spite of the vines' long hang and a hint of botrytis.

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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