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  • 2009 Rodney Strong Chardonnay Chalk Hill

    Barrel fermentation in new and seasoned French oak and aged for 10 months, with regularly stirring of the "lees" in barrel with full malolactic fermentation. Pale lemon core with medium legs. The nose is medium intensity with youthful aromas of ripe yellow apple, pear, lemon curd, marzipan and minerals. The palate is dry, medium + acidity, medium alcohol, medium body, medium + flavor intensity of meyer lemon, cream, fresh peach, vanilla and apple custard and medium + finish. This is a very good quality California Chardonnay for the price and considering it is a fairly large production wine its a pleasant surprise. Nice balance between the fruit, oak, acid and alcohol components. Not too complex but just well done varietal Chard at a decent price. $20 US retail.

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  • 2009 Giacosa Fratelli Dolcetto d'Alba San Rocco

    100% Dolcetto from the Langhe hills east of Alba. Medium - ruby core with a pink rim and very light legs. The nose is medium intensity with youthful aromas of cherry, strawberry, dried flowers and a hint of black pepper. The palate is dry, medium + acidity, low ripe fine-grained tannins, 12.5% alcohol, light bodied, medium + flavor intensity of cherries, raspberry, cranberry, spice, minerals and medium length on the finish. A good quality Dolcetto, not overly complex but well balanced with regards to fruit, acid and alcohol. A great deal at around $10-$12 US retail.

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  • 2009 Gini Soave Classico

    100% Garganega, hand-harvested, the grapes are soft pressed and the must is then immediately cooled. Thereafter, fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks. The wine remains on its lees in steel tanks for another six months before bottling.

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