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Community Tasting Notes (13) Avg Score: 88.8 points

  • A pleasant-enough new world chardonnay with the typical profile of toasted oak and stone fruit. The finish has a touch of alcohol burn in addition to the spicy oak. It may be a bit in decline, although I still enjoyed it quite a bit.

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  • Held a casual wine night with friends w/ the following quick notes on the wines:

    2010 Failla Chardonnay - 88, yellowing in color and with fruit a bit faded but enjoyable.

    1999 Nickel & Nickel Sullenger - spoiled

    1995 Lewis Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, Very enjoyable w/ cigar box notes at the forefront.

    1997 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, mature with much oak and earth.

    1999 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon - 89, smooth and very integrated. I'd say past prime but still enjoyable.

    2002 Whitehall Lane Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, surprisingly youthful fruit w/ nicely integrated tanins. Easy drinking.

    1996 Beringer Vineyards Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 91, probably the biggest surprise of the night. Retains some nice tart berry notes along with a complex nose, fully integrated tannins, and a nice long finish. Fully mature but probably will hold for several more years.

    2011 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon - 92, Youthful and juicy and at the same time has great balance. Yum!

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  • I'm guessing that I held onto this too long. Not unpleasant - tropical fruit and a little butter, but somewhat flat and dull.

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  • Should have enjoyed this last year. Starting to lose its fruit.

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  • Nose of woods and grass, nicely balanced butter and oak on the palate.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/19/2012, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 90 points

    (Failla Chardonnay Sonoma Coast) Light medium yellow color; tart lemon, leesy, green fruit nose; tight, tart citrus, tart apple palate; medium-plus finish 90+ points

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