Purchased at a restaurant, I was able to get this open 2 hours in advance of dinner. Thus, I had about a 4 hour window to study it.
The wine had a light yellow center and clear rims. The medium intensity nose showed lemon-lime, apple, vanilla oak, and some quince. In the mouth, this wine was ripe and round with good acidity and length.
While I did not taste this blind, It was pretty obviously a new world chard. While tasty, I did not detect underlying complexity that would suggest to me that it would improve with age. Enjoy.
Dinner at Burch Steak House (Burch Steak, Mpls, MN): Light gold color. PNP, drank 2 glasses over 40 minutes. There's a nice earthiness up front and plenty of pleasantly toasted oak, and lemon. The palate is consistent with the nose, showing lemon, mineral, toast, earth, and oak with full body and a medium plus finish.
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(Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series, Margaret River) Brassy with green highlights, the current release offers aromas of mango, white peach, red-apple skin, caramel, and butterscotch, backed by a stony minerality. A creamy, full-textured palate brings in delicious spice notes. The long finish is balanced by juicy acidity. Winery Spotlight: Leeuwin Estate
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