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Community Tasting Notes (67) Avg Score: 92.2 points

  • The concentration, layering, delineation, minerality, length, latent power, and purity of this wine is truly striking. Compared to the 2010 Alpine chardonnay, my impression is the Horseshoe is brighter and more vibrant, with less heaviness, richness, or protruding/overt oak signature. Reveals an aromatic and flavor expression of lime zest, lemon curd, tangerine/orange, spices, and flowers. Call it 94-95 points. A perfect accompaniment with a myriad of courses at Birdie.

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  • I think "Nanda" said it perfectly. Delicious wine! Maybe one of the finest American Chards I've ever had the pleasure to drink. Enjoyed Christmas Eve with King Crab, mussels, and Caesar Salad.

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  • This needed air and a couple days in the fridge to round into shape, then, really excellent. It added a bunch of weight from the first day, but more importantly a tremendous line of sour fruit that runs right up the middle all the way to the finish. It is creamy in a good way, lots of spice, tart orchard fruits, nice hint of reduction. Broadly framed but so inviting with that tart line that pulls everything in. This reminds me of a very nice 1er, rich, but plenty of structure and finesse.

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  • Blind Post-Christmas Lunch Tasting: Served a touch too warm as it came out of the cellar for lunch. Light gold in color. A broad and giving aromatic profile with tangerine, lime peel and apricots. A wow, round and luscious palate that has precision and lift from tart underlying acids. Long, lemony finish is bright and long. A lovely, complex Chard that still shows primary.

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  • awesome. big burst of minerals, golden color, big body yet nice balance. creamy and briny, like uni over an oyster. a chardonnay for the winter.

    wife gave me permission to keep buying the chards even post-price hike. win!

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    Santa Cruz Mountains: California’s Best Kept Secret (Jul 2013), (See more on Vinous...)

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    California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012), (See more on Vinous...)

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