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2011 Vigilance Chardonnay "Red Hills"

Vigilance 2011 Chardonnay

Winery: Vigilance

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Hills"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 96% Chardonnay & 4% Sauvignon Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Lake County

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: 5,000

KWG Score: 88.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: March 21, 2013

Wine Review: This light yellow colored Chardonnay from the Red Hills opens with a vanilla oak and a mild lemon meringue pie like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a mild oak infused Bartlett pear with hints of apple, toffee and lemon. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely. This Chard is food friendly and it would pair well with chicken, broccoli and penne smothered with alfredo sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Color: Clean, Golden, Straw like Aroma: Fresh Green Apple, Pineapple, Vanilla Flavor: Crisp Apple, Tropical, Buttery layers with Vanilla Texture: Nice depth and richness, Crisp lively finish

Organic status: not organic

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