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2007 Miner Chardonnay "Wild Yeast"

Miner 2007 Wild Yeast Chardonnay

Winery: Miner

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Wild Yeast"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 2,070

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: November 5, 2009

Wine Review: This dark yellow Chard is made for fans of oak! It opens with a fragrant butter and vanilla like bouquet with a hint of oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced, very creamy, and smooth. The flavor profile is an oak infused honey, apple, and butter blend. There is a touch of apricot and spice mixed in as well. The finish is dry and its subtle oak tannins are slightly prolonged. There is oak throughout this Chard and those that like that style are going to love it. Pair it with pasta carbonara. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Full bodied and lush, yet never heavy, our Wild Yeast Chardonnay shows off flavors of ripe pear and melon with butterscotch and hazelnut notes balanced by oak spice and bright acidity. This is a wildly expressive wine that will reward a few years of patient cellaring. The grapes are fermented using only indigenous or "wild" yeast cultures found on the skins of the grapes themselves, in the vineyards and within the walls of our winery.

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Miner 2007 Wild Yeast Chardonnay.

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