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  • 2012 Peay Vineyards Chardonnay Estate – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (3/5/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted double blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of butter, hazelnut, vanilla and yellow pear. Flavors of butterscotch, lemon and yellow pear. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the next year or two.

    My guesses were New World, Chardonnay, USA, Sonoma County. 4/4. (92 points)

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  • 2010 Ridge Chardonnay Estate – USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (2/23/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted double blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of quince, talc, toasted and mixed yellow fruit. Flavors of lemon curd, vanilla and yellow pear. Light acidity, medium body. Drink now.

    My guess was this is a 2005 Chardonnay from Sonoma County, likely Paul Hobbs or perhaps Pine Ridge. (92 points)

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  • 2011 Patz & Hall Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (12/19/2017)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of vanilla, creme fraîche and hazelnut. Flavors of lemon, green apple and light touches of cherry wasser. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (91 points)

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  • 2009 Ramey Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (12/16/2017)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 24 hours.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of butterscotch, waxy pears and a hint of caramel. Flavors of caramel, vanilla and a bit of butterscotch. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink now. (92 points)

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  • 2011 Hanzell Chardonnay – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (10/27/2017)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Visited several times over 24 hours.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lemon curd, pineapple and wet stones. Flavors of lemon zest and mixed yellow citrus fruits. Bit of vanilla after significant air. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the medium term, let’s say 3-5 years. (92 points)

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  • 2012 Novelty Hill Chardonnay Stillwater Creek Vineyard – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (4/10/2017)
    WIML90

    Tasted blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of wet stones, spice and an odd ricola aroma. Flavors of pears and yellow apples. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean toward drink.

    My guess was this is New World, Washington, Chardonnay, 2014 Unknown Producer. (90 points)

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  • 2012 Talbott Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands (4/7/2017)
    WIML92

    Tasted blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of hazlenut, vanilla, creme and yellow pear. Flavors of creme, vanilla and lemon curd. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink now.

    Once again I’m pretty sure this is one of the two bottles I contributed to this tasting. I’ve had this wine before.

    My guess was this is New World, California, Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands, 2015 Talbott Sleepy Hollow. (92 points)

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