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2005 Stemmler Chardonnay "Estate Grown"

Chardonnay

Winery: Stemmler

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate Grown"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Carneros

State or country: CA

Price: $34

Cases produced: 1,500

KWG Score: 92 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: September 8, 2007

Wine Review: This light yellow wine opens with a faint pear bouquet with hints of butter. On the palate, this medium bodied wine has light apple flavors with vanilla and oak influence. The fruit flavors are refreshing. It is also crisp and a bit acidic. The finish is dry and subtle. The panel felt this wine would pair nicely with sesame or cashew chicken or even on its own. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Intense aromatics of honeysuckle, white peach, ripe pear and hazelnuts. This full bodied Chardonnay, balanced by refreshing acidity, resonates lychee and candied lemon, while focusing on its salt, mineral and slate characteristics.

Organic status: not organic

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