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Community Tasting Notes (86) Avg Score: 91.4 points

  • Dark color gave me some initial concern. Rich and mature orchard fruit on nose and palate. Powerful start combines with leaner, crisper finish that I really enjoy. Good now, I wouldn't cellar this any longer.

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  • charming nose of putty, wet stone, lemon, and green apple with some white flower overtones. palate shows loads of acid, very light oak, and citrus and crisp green apple. finish is dominated by the citrus and acid

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  • I've seen the notes over time regarding oxidation and I believe TRB has gone on record to explain that O2 was introduced, unintentionally, during pre-bottling. Whatever the case may be, this bottle from magnum, was glorious. One of the best CA Chard experiences I can remember. Wonderfully aromatic with a profound balance of richness, acid and length. Lemon curd, with the occasional pineapple flavors and a very complex nose. It seemed very Meursault 1er Cru to me in character (think Matrot Perrieres without the premox). This bottle never let up over the course of the evening. I kept going back to it all night and with 13 people around, not a drop left. Divine stuff!

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  • 14.1% alcohol. This has aged nicely. Medium yellow color. Pretty nose shows some baked apple notes and a buttery wood edge. Certainly more mature than it was four years ago. Supple on the palate, with the acidity having mostly resolved. Tapers a bit on the finish. Nice stuff but not as good as it was younger. A-

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  • This was really good tonight with fresh Halibut, and sweet chili Brussels Sprouts. Wine has rounded out and is now a nice golden color in the glass. I'm not sure if it can improve (its great where it’s at), but I don't think it is in any danger either.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Rivers Marie Chardonnay The B. Thieriot Vineyard Sonoma Coast) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/8/2011, (See more on 93 points

    (Rivers-Marie Chardonnay B. Thieriot Vineyard) Light medium golden yellow color; lanolin, botrytis, apple, hazelnut, butternut nose; creamy textured, intense, tart citrus, tart apple, ripe lemon palate; medium-plus finish

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