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2011 Darioush Chardonnay "Signature"

Darioush 2011 Signature Chardonnay

Winery: Darioush

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Signature"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $43

Cases produced: 1,950

KWG Score: 89 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: July 1, 2013

Wine Review: This yellow colored Chardonnay from Darioush was well received by the panel. It opens with a mild light oak bouquet with a hint of pear. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is an oak infused apple with hints of pear and honey. The finish is dry and its flavors linger for quite a while. The panel suggested pairing this summer Chard with grilled swordfish with a lemon butter drizzle or a red snapper with a fruit salsa. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: As with the prior vintage, 2011 Signature Chardonnay was shaped by a cool, slow-ripening season and displays intricate aromatics and rich, persistent flavors. A tempting bouquet mingles lemon blossom and jasmine with citrus, then unfolds intriguing notes of nutmeg and quince. Generous flavors of lemon custard, pears and apples are wrapped in a creamy mouthfeel, while a streak of stony minerality gives the wine zest and complexity. The oak is exceptionally well-integrated, offering spicy qualities that linger on the finish.

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