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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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  • 2013 Alexana Chardonnay Signature – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (2/12/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Straw to light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of quince, yellow pears and wet stones. Flavors of kumquat, yellow pears and minerals. Medium to bright acidity, medium body. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2014 SIXTO Chardonnay Uncovered – USA, Washington (2/12/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Parafin, nutmeg and yellow pears. Flavors of lemon peel, cherry wasser and yellow pears. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2016 Flowers Chardonnay Sonoma Coast – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (2/1/2020)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of brandy soaked pears, toast and brown spices. Flavors of yellow apples, pears and lemon drops. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 1999 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut – France, Champagne (1/15/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with light, tiny beading. Nose of nutmeg, creme and yellow pear. Flavors of lemon curd, creme fraîche and green apple. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2014 Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru (3/19/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of brown spices, yellow pears and wet stones. Flavors of yellow pears, yellow apples, nutmeg and minerals. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. (92 points)

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