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Professional Ratings: 90 Wine Enthusiast, 90 Vinous / Antonio Galloni
Region: Central Coast, California
Other Info: Screw Cap Wines, Green Wines, Boutique Wines
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%
Item no. 117412
This Chardonnay is fresh and clean, with tropical flavors of pineapple, coconut and lemon zest. It has great acid and a note of minerality throughout. Very well balanced and smoothly textured, it shows hints of French oak, graham crackers and vanilla.
The winery has been consistent with this wine over the vintages, and once again, the ’09 is rich and layered. It’s brilliant in Edna Valley acidity, showing the long hangtime, ripe flavors of limes, kiwi fruits, oranges and minerals that characterize this region.
The brighter, fresher side of California Chardonnay comes through in the 2009 Chardonnay Grand Firepeak Cuvee. Clean mineral notes frame hints of lemon, crushed rocks and white flowers in this vibrant, beautifully focused Chardonnay. This is a terrific showing.