Just opened, a mite medicinal in its nose, a bit of earth... this is Chardonnay from WA and not from the Loire Valley? Nice color, warm pale amber, bright citrus taste with a bright finish. A bit acidic but not unpleasant. Still needs time to open but quite satisfying. more than satisfying. (update -- after 30 minutes it has lost much of its medicinal nose and now is more of a true Chard. Finish far more complex and more satisfying... Now 89-90-- Dr. M's update).
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(Upland Estates Chardonnay Snipes Mountain) Medium lemon yellow. Aromatics are dominated by biscuit, lees, and lemon notes, almost reminiscent of a still sparkling wine. The palate has a full, textured feel, finishing slightly sweet. 89% Chardonnay, 11% Aligote. Aged 12 months in French oak (33% new). 13.6% alcohol. 83 cases produced. Sample provided by winery.
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