9 Ratings
RH Phillips Toasted Head Chardonnay

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RH Phillips






Winemaker's Notes

Toasted Head Chardonnay was introduced in 1995 and the brand is named for the age old practice of toasting the barrel heads and staves for the toasty oak notes it imparts to the wines. The fire-breathing bear on the label is the work of artist Robert Shetterly from a painting titled, "Speaking Fire at Stones." The mystery and wry humor of the icon, along with serious winemaking, captures the Toasted Head state of mind. Bright tangerine and pear fruit aromas are highlighted by clove and nutmeg in...

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    oaked, strong pear and smokey taste (they toast the barrel top), buttery, good with strong tasting food. Tricia did not like as well.

    about 5 years
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    (From 2001 Vintage)
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    (From 2002 Vintage)