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  • NV Gruet Winery Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs Sauvage – USA, New Mexico (10/6/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with medium, steady beading. Nose of lemon, lime and yellow pear. Flavors of lemon, lime and a hint of sweet cherry. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2016 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay – South Africa, Cape South Coast, Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (10/12/2018)
    WIML93

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

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lemon verbena, yellow pears and sea breeze. Flavors of lemon, lime, yellow pears, yellow apples and minerals. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2013 J. Rochioli Chardonnay Sweetwater Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (6/2/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of vanilla, hazelnut and yellow pears. Flavors of brandy soaked pears, vanilla and lemon curd. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drinking over the next few years. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Hanzell Chardonnay – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (6/2/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pineapple, yellow pear and talc. Flavors of lemon and Granny Smith apples. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean toward drink. (92 points)

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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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