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141 Ratings
Rodney Strong Chardonnay Estate Chalk Hill
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Wine Description

(2010 Vintage) Barrel fermentation in new and seasoned French oak added toasty vanilla and spice complexities. during the thirteen months of aging, we regularly stirred the “lees” in barrel, and later in tank, which gives a certain fullness and creamy texture on the palate. Encouraging malolactic fermentation added additional character, and in the glass the wine is both creamy and crisp, with abundant fruit character, mineral and toasty oak flavors. Enjoy over the next one to three years.

(2010 Vintage) This is one of the best California Chardonnays in its price range. It's not a rich wine; instead, it's dry, crisply acidic and minerally, with citrus zest, vanilla cream and subtle oak flavors.

(2010 Vintage) Toasty vanilla and spice complexities, with an elegant fullness and creamy texture on the palate. In the glass, the wine is both creamy and crisp, with golden delicious yellow apple, baked pie spices with a hint of minerality on the long finish.

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    Wine Enthusiast 90 Points. This is one of the best California Chardonnays in its price range. It's not a rich wine; instead, it's dry, crisply acidic and minerally, with citrus zest, vanilla cream and subtle oak flavors. Wine Guy: Ripe pear, butterscotch and notes of vanilla combine in this lightly oaky Chalk Hill Chardonnay. Medium-bodied with a viscous mouthfeel, this wine is rich without being overbearing and lingers on the finish.

    almost 4 years
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    Wine Enthusiast 90 Points. This is one of the best California Chardonnays in its price range. It's not a rich wine; instead, it's dry, crisply acidic and minerally, with citrus zest, vanilla cream and subtle oak flavors. Wine Guy: Ripe pear, butterscotch and notes of vanilla combine in this lightly oaky Chalk Hill Chardonnay. Medium-bodied with a viscous mouthfeel, this wine is rich without being overbearing and lingers on the finish.

    almost 4 years
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    Wine Enthusiast 90 Points. This is one of the best California Chardonnays in its price range. It's not a rich wine; instead, it's dry, crisply acidic and minerally, with citrus zest, vanilla cream and subtle oak flavors. Wine Guy: Ripe pear, butterscotch and notes of vanilla combine in this lightly oaky Chalk Hill Chardonnay. Medium-bodied with a viscous mouthfeel, this wine is rich without being overbearing and lingers on the finish.

    almost 4 years
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    Wine Enthusiast 90 Points. This is one of the best California Chardonnays in its price range. It's not a rich wine; instead, it's dry, crisply acidic and minerally, with citrus zest, vanilla cream and subtle oak flavors. Wine Guy: Ripe pear, butterscotch and notes of vanilla combine in this lightly oaky Chalk Hill Chardonnay. Medium-bodied with a viscous mouthfeel, this wine is rich without being overbearing and lingers on the finish.

    almost 4 years
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    Nice bouquet. Fairly dry

    over 2 years
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    Average, minerally

    over 3 years
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    Had at Eddie V's

    over 2 years
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    about 1 month
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    over 3 years
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    over 3 years
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    Winenot

    about 1 month