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2020 Chalone Vineyard Chardonnay "Estate Reserve"

Chalone 2020 Reserve Chardonnay

Winery: Chalone Vineyard

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate Reserve"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chalone

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 136

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: November 14, 2022

Wine Review: This straw-colored Chardonnay from Chalone opens with Mayer lemon and green apple bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with plus acidity. The mouthfeel balanced, crisp and bright for a Chard. The flavor profile is a Bosc pear and white peach blend with notes of notes of oak and lemon curd. We also detected a hint of chalky minerality. The finish is dry and its flavors and acidity drift away nicely. We would pair this Chard with a baked haddock with a Ritz crackers crust. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Our golden-hued 2020 Chardonnay opens with lemon curd and mandarin orange with hints of toasted brioche. These characters carry through to the honeyed, full mid-palate where classic Chalone wet rock minerality provides a lifted, elegant finish.

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