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Community Tasting Notes (14) Avg Score: 91 points

  • Well balanced - not a typical cali chard. Lacks earthiness, but nice interplay of fruit and acidity.

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  • Red apple, pear, lemon, mint, with vanilla(oak). A bit harsh on the finish. Could use 6 months more bottle age. Pale straw color. Only bought one, but always have heard good things from this producer. Will look for it in the future

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  • PopnPour, tasted over 3 hrs and Day 2
    -translucent gold
    -sweet lemon
    -med- acidity doesn't give much lift, sweet somewhat tropical fruits including some pineapple notes, very ripe though only medium weight, lack of discernible oak keep it from being, and no heat keep it from being clunky or blowzy
    -too tropical for my taste but well-made

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  • I agree this is stylistically Old World, though agree with vanpe003 that it is not Chablis-esque; more like Puligny to me, though not quite as minerally at base. It is very smooth, sweet Meyer lemon creamsicle, green pear, touch of pineapple, touch of wet pebbles, hint of vanilla.I might have preferred with a bit more edge or crunch in the mouthfeel, but really this is a fine and elegant expression of Chardonnay and I think the QPR is excellent at $30-ish. And I think it is a good time to be drinking it right now. 91-92

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  • I like this. I'm not sure it compares much with various Chablis I've had as it doesn't have the bracing acidity of many of the better from that region. But it is a nicely balanced bottle from California. Medium-bodied with a controlled dollop of oak. Not a long-term ager in my opinion, as I think this is drinking nicely now and might lose a bit of its counter-balancing brightness with further age. Drink now - 2015.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/19/2012, (See more on 91 points

    (Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Watson Ranch) Light canary yellow color; tart citrus, ripe grapefruit nose; delicate, tart citrus, lemon, mineral palate; medium finish 91+ points (stainless steel fermented, aged in neutral oak)
  • By Richard Jennings
    7/2/2011, (See more on 91 points

    (Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Watson Ranch) Bright light yellow color; aromatic, lemon cream, tart pineapple nose; rich but poised, creamy textured, ripe lemon, lemon cream palate with integrated oak; needs 1-2 years; medium-plus finish 91+ points (7 mos. on lees in neutral barriques)

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