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Professional Ratings: 91 The Wine Advocate
Region: Sonoma County, California
Style: Rich & Creamy
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Item no. 113546
The wine exhibits a golden honey hue with pure Granny Smith apple aromas along with distinctive notes of lime blossom and nutmeg. The mouthfeel is rich and round and unfolds to reveal shortbread and pineapple flavors that linger.
This well-structured wine will pair well with seafood entrees, roasted poultry dishes and even spicy Asian cuisine. Made with 100% Chardonnay.
The cuvee most likely to be encountered by readers is the 2009 Chardonnay Overlook, a blend assembled by longtime winemaker Eric Stern for proprietors Mike and Mary Colhoun. Completely accessed from Sonoma fruit (as opposed to several previous examples that came from numerous California appellations), it exhibits a light green/gold color as well as notes of nectarines, white peaches and hints of honey as well as tropical fruits. Medium to full-bodied, pure and fresh with the wood pushed to the background, this dry, classy white should be enjoyed over the next 2-3 years.