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  • 2019 Southold Farm + Cellar Chardonnay Stay On Target Robert Clay Vineyards – USA, Texas, Texas Hill Country (11/17/2020)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of baby diaper, ash, yellow apples and creme fraiche. Flavors of green apples, lemon and peach wasser. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (89 points)

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  • 2015 SIXTO Chardonnay Uncovered – USA, Washington (9/18/2020)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of nutmeg, yellow pears, yellow apples and wet stones. Earthy flavors of peach pit, waxy yellow pears and yellow apples. Light to medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2016 Sine Qua Non Deux Grenouilles – USA, California, Central Coast (7/17/2020)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, yellow pears and brown spices. Flavors of apricot core and quince. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2015 J. Rochioli Chardonnay River Block – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (7/13/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of matchstick, vanilla, hazelnut and yellow pear. Flavors of lemon, creme fraiche and yellow apple. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2016 Liquid Farm Chardonnay White Hill – USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills (7/1/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 2-3 hours.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of talc, flowers and brandy soaked pears. Flavors of peach, quince, apricot and lime. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Sine Qua Non The Moment – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (6/3/2020)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of orange rind, persimmon, nutmeg and wet stones. Flavors of tangerine, lemon, cherry and minerals. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. (94 points)

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  • 2014 Hyde De Villaine Chardonnay – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (5/24/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of brandied pears, nutmeg and lemon zest. Flavors of lemon zest, pears and minerals. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2013 Argyle Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (2/22/2020)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, light beading. Nose of Sulfur, yellow pear and yellow apple. Flavors of green apples, pears and lemon zest. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2006 Arcadian Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands (4/16/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of nutmeg, hazelnut, yellow pear and a hint of perfume. Flavors of lemon, yellow pear and minerals. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2012 Staglin Family Chardonnay Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford (2/12/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of hazelnuts, brown spices and brandy soaked pears. Flavors of yellow pears, apples, lemon curd and a dash of minerals. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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