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91 Points

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - Moderately proportioned with a crisp and invigorating spine of acidity, and more linear and precise than round in terms of its texture and orientation with aromas and flavors of lemon curd, tropical fruit, and roasted nuts with just a kiss of butter/oak. A very successful effort. With that said, based on the aging curve/trajectory of previous vintages, I would opt to drink this over the near term.

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  • Comment posted by Frank Murray III:

    1/20/2013 12:31:00 PM - You like the acidity? That's a good reference. You note seems to position this wine in terms that I would like, especially crisp and invigorating. Time to open one now and see what's there. Thanks for the note.

  • Comment posted by egh:

    1/20/2013 1:43:00 PM - Frank: I did like the acidity in this wine, although I don't think anyone is going to confuse it for a chablis. I should point out that I drank the R-M side by side with a 2010 Williams Selyem (Drake Estate) chardonnay which was clearly the rounder, richer, riper, more opulent of the two...so my perception could certainly be influenced by this contrast. Will be interested to read your note. Cheers.

  • Comment posted by Frank Murray III:

    1/20/2013 6:33:00 PM - What is challenging me is moving away from the rounder, riper styled chard so if it was less so than the WS, that is great. I don't mind the ripeness, so long as there is acid to keep it energetic. I'll get a 2010 open and jam a note into CT soon.

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