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2017 Giant Steps Chardonnay "Yarra Valley"

Giant Steps 2017 Yarra Valley Chardonnay

Winery: Giant Steps

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Yarra Valley"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Yarra Valley

State or country: Australia

Price: $30

Cases produced: 25

KWG Score: 93.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: January 14, 2019

Wine Review: This pale straw-colored Chardonnay from down under is very good! It opens with a faint lemon verbena bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very well-balanced, sleek and refined for a Chard. The flavor profile is a very tasty light lemon and faint oak blend with hints of butterscotch and pineapple in the background. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. This delicate Chard would pair nicely with light dishes. I would choose Emeril’s crab cakes. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The nose offers aromas of lemon pith, white peach and crushed hazelnuts with mineral undertones. The palate is long, elegant and broad with a beautiful creaminess from the extended aging on its lees. A backbone of crisp and punchy acidity carries flavors of stone fruits, citrus and shortbread through a persistent finish.

Organic status: not organic

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