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2012 Merry Edwards Chardonnay "Olivet Lane"

Merry Edwards 2012 Olivet Lane Chardonnay

Winery: Merry Edwards

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Olivet Lane"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: 847

KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: January 7, 2016

Wine Review: This bright yellow colored Chardonnay from Merry Edwards is very good. It opens with an oak, apple and ale bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied and balanced. The flavor profile is a unique caramel apple and lemon blend with notes of oak and hints of fig and honey. The finish is dry and its flavors linger and last for little while. This rich Chard would pair well with Chicken Normandy with Calvados. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: If this Chardonnay were a woman, we would call her a drama queen. The inviting aroma is packed with luscious fruit -- Golden Delicious apple, fragrant Seckel pear and sweet white peach. Accents of wildflower honey, lemon curd and toasted hazelnuts create additional mouthwatering complexity. The palate is weighty and rich but balanced with good acidity due to our cool climate. To pair with this wine, I was inspired to re-create a dish served to me by Chef Cristina Ceccatelli in Sun Valley, Idaho. My own version of Tuscan Chicken served with steamed yellow potatoes and a fresh spinach salad is a delightful main course to set off this Chardonnay.

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