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Community Tasting Notes (6) Avg Score: 88.1 points

  • Solid buttery California Chardonnay, nice balance btw fruit and acidity

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  • Perfect Charddonnay for those who like the lighter bodied chards without heavy oak. Just a hint of oak/buttery flavor, floral, crisp finish.

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  • Wine Blogger's Conference 2010 - White Wine Live Blogging (Wine Blogger's Conference, Walla Walla, Washington): Full on oak comes roaring out of the glass to let you know exactly what kind of chardonnay you have on hand. Some floral notes appear as well, and after more thoughtful sniffs, some grapefruit appears in the background and leaves me with hope that there may be some good fruit and acidity to work with the big oak. The wine starts with a soft touch on the palate, and the full, buttery oak plays out from beginning to end. Some acidity does show on the mid palate, and some young apple flavors play here as well. The fruit and oak both show some evolution on the finish, in an enjoyable way. Again, the oak is in full force here, but if you're into that, you'd probably enjoy this wine quite a bit.

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  • Pretty basic oaky cali chardonnay, that said, good acidity and a pretty long finish for a wine at this price. ($15) Solid food Chardonnay.

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  • 2008 Concannon Chardonnay (Conservancy)

    •The Stuff: 100% Livermore Valley Chardonnay; Aged in French and American Oak (no mention of time). 6000 cases, 13.5%abv

    •The Swirl: Clean and clear with a nice yellow hue. Lacks the typical Chardonnay viscosity.

    •The Sniff: The wine presents a delicate blend of melon and lemon with a hint of creamy butter on the back end.

    •The Sip: This is one of those Chardonnay’s that comes across even from front to back. There are no over the top flavors, but the wine showcases just enough to be enjoyable and interesting. Good flavors of tropical fruit and honeydew melon. A mild undertone of vanilla from the oak is pleasing. There is good acidity as well. As mentioned in the video there is an off flavor (mineral) in the finish that struck me as slightly disjointed. Very subtle but distracting.

    •The Score: At only $15 this can easily be your stand by Chardonnay. If you like your Chardonnay to still retain the traditional hints of butter, toast, and oak without being over the top, you’ll love this wine. It earns a score of 3+ out of 5

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