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CHARDONNAY 2021 Sonoma County
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer SIMI
This new 2021 harmonious, crowd-pleasing Sonoma Valley Chard maintains its ready-to-drink, tropical-toasty style of yesteryear. For my taste, this 17th Vintages release (I have reviewed every one) is the the best yet. It has a bright pale straw colour with an intense, spicy, faintly tropical, ripe, lemon-apple meringue nose with lots of cedary notes. Dry, medium bodied and smooth, the spicy, topical-tinged, ripe, lemon-melon-pear puree flavours are followed with a fairly crisp, lingering, cedary finish. Best with poultry and white meats, it has 13.5% alcohol and 3 g/L residual sugar. The lot number LW21022021 appears on the lower part of the glass bottle. Screwcap closure. CSPC 673806
Type White Table Wine
Agent Art Can
Country USA
Region California
Rating **+(89 points)
Fairly Rich, Spicy, Tropical-Tinged
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: This ever-popular buttery Chardonnay is beloved for its food-friendly character and reliable pear, tropical fruit, apple, citrus, vanilla cream, baking spice, and sweet oak notes. A joy with everything from crab to grilled chicken to grilled pork ribs. [The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition did not include a tasting note.] Score - Gold (San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2023) Price $ 24.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - August 19, 2023
Cases bought 396 (12 bottles per case)

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