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2012 Belle Pente Chardonnay Belle Pente Vineyard


  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • D@vidsWine Likes this wine: 91 points

    February 8, 2019 - This was interesting - the polar opposite of the bottle I had last year (both purchased directly from the winery). Whereas the first bottle was somewhat advanced and fat, this bottle had slight matchstick aromas from reduction. This bottle is excellent cool-climate Chardonnay. Lemon oil, lemongrass, faint matchstick, wet rocks, cinnamon apple, and faint tropical fruits on the nose. Palate has great acidity and balance. Ripe lemon, Granny Smith apple, minerality. Both of my bottles had partially saturated corks and tartrate crystals in the wine. Makes me wonder about storage or maybe their corks? Bottles singing like this will drink well for another 5-7 years easily.


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