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2016 Scheid Vineyards Chardonnay "Escolle Road Vineyard"

Scheid 2016 Escolle Road Chardonnay

Winery: Scheid Vineyards

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Escolle Road Vineyard"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Lucia Highlands

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 100

KWG Score: 91 (based on 5 reviews)

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

Review date: March 20, 2019

Wine Review: This elegant Chardonnay is a medium straw color and open with lime, lemon custard, green apple and talc in the bouquet. It has a medium plus body and medium plus acidity, and is velvety, slightly creamy and balanced. The flavors are juicy green apple, lime zest and minerality with a hint of nutmeg. The citrusy finish is quite long and has some baking spice on the back-end. I would pair this with seared scallops with citrus butter. – Mark

Winemaker Notes: This hand-harvested, small-batch Chardonnay hails from the Santa Lucia Highlands, where the cool climate results in complex, intense wines. Barrel fermentation in small, medium-toast French oak and partial malolactic fermentation bring a richness and depth to the blend, which is elegantly balanced with dramatic tropical fruit flavors. Aromas of nutmeg and vanilla tie the wine together in a medium body with a lush, lingering finish.

Organic status: not organic

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