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    Melville Estate Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills 2009
    Chardonnay - Central Coast, California


    • WE92
    • ST91
    Price: $26.00
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    Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Enthusiast, 91 International Wine Cellar, 90 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Central Coast, California

    Varietal: Chardonnay

    Style: Rich & Creamy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 118384

    Winemaker's Notes:

    More white-gold in color and delineated than its sibling above, this bottling reminds us of lemon verbena, yellow cucumber, chalk and grilled pineapple. Other intriguing aromas drift towards star anise, salt-water taffy, white currants, sage and hazelnut. The wine attacks the palate with its acidity finishing with great weight wrapping continuously around your palate.

    Critical Acclaim:

    This rich, creamy Chardonnay has fine acidity, while a touch of neutral oak adds a background of buttered toast. But the fruit stars, brimming with papayas, mangos, Meyer lemons, limes and pineapples. The finish is filled with honey, and yet is brisk and dry.

    92 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Vivid gold. A pungent, complex bouquet of orange zest, pear, anise and jasmine, with a strong spicy quality that expands with aeration. Sappy, palate-staining citrus and floral qualities are complemented by notes of succulent herbs and mango, with a bitter lime bite on the back half. Quite complex now but there's very good spine too. The finish is firm, focused and very long.

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    The 2009 Chardonnay emerges from the glass with apricots, flowers and sweet honey. It shows gorgeous roundness all the way through to the finish.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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