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2016 Federalist Chardonnay "Mendocino County"

Federalist 2016 Chardonnay

Winery: Federalist

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mendocino County"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mendocino

State or country: CA

Price: $18

Cases produced: 30,000

KWG Score: 89.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: December 16, 2018

Wine Review: Another very good offering from The Federalist! This time it is their golden straw-colored Chardonnay. This Chardonnay opens with an inviting citrus bouquet of lemon meringue, tangerine and hints of vanilla oak. I enjoyed the full flavor profile of smooth citrus, pear, granny smith apple, caramel and light oak. I also detected hints of cinnamon. This Chardonnay was balanced with mild acidity and a crisp clean finish with a touch of vanilla. I would pair this well priced Mendocino County Chardonnay with bacon pasta carbonara. - Joe

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of lemon, pear and cinnamon. Full-bodied. Hungarian oak mimics French with spicy character and the American rounds it out with a sweeter finish.

Organic status: not organic

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