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2008 Truchard Chardonnay "Estate"

Truchard 2008 Chardonnay

Winery: Truchard

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Carneros

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 2,255

KWG Score: 89.4 (based on 5 reviews)

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

Review date: June 14, 2010

Wine Review: This light yellow colored Chard was very well received by our mini group. It opens with a mild Anjou pear bouquet with a hint of banana. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, and very well balanced, between its mild acidity and fruit. The flavor profile is a delicious mild green apple with hints of creamy butter and light oak. The finish is dry and it is a bit tingly it lingers for a while. We felt this Chard would be a very nice option to pair with chicken cordon bleau. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of tropical fruit, fresh pear, and citrus; with hints of fig, vanilla, and nutmeg. The mouth has a creamy texture; filled with flavors of green apple, lime, and hazelnut. Firm acidity provides a crisp finish of lemon zest, mineral, and toasted oak.

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Truchard 2008 Chardonnay.

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