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2008 C Donatiello Chardonnay "Middle Reach"

C Donatiello 2008 Middle Reach Chardonnay

Winery: C Donatiello

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Middle Reach"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $19

Cases produced: 98

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: September 4, 2010

Wine Review: This yellow colored Chard was with winner of a mini Chard flight that we recently evaluated. It opens with a mild crème brulee bouquet with some notes of oak detected as well. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and shows pleasant gentle acidity. The flavor profile is a buttery pear with some light oak mixed in. The finish is dry and nicely refined. The group thought this Chard would be nice with a grilled pork chop with apple chutney. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Nose: Spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg are complemented by crisp red apple and gooseberry, with earthy hints of straw and freshly hewn wood. Palate: Finely structured with a rich, creamy mouth feel. Flavors of lemon and Asian pear accented by apple cider segue into a long, broad finish.

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