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Karl D. Wente

USA, Chardonnay, Wente, Riva Ranch, Heritage Block, Arroyo Seco, Monterey, California, 2012

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N/ Rich and full. Wonderful butterscotch and oil waft well for the fans of such, but restrained in such a manner that even those of us who are not partial that profile can really enjoy this nose. Luscious yellow fruits, clean notes of oak, and slate. T/ Full mouthfeel. Wow, this one is huge. In […]

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USA, Chardonnay, Morning Fog, Wente Vineyards, Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, California, 2012

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N/ Yes, some very familiar buttered aromas, but restrained and ripped through nicely by notes of crushed river rocks.  Standard Chardonnay yellow tropicals accompanied by lime juice. Fresh rain water with a splash of sweetener. T/ Medium mouthfeel. As with her nose, buttery yellow tropicals reign for her fruit component. Toast points, hay, and minerals […]

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USA, Chardonnay, Morning Fog, Wente Vineyards, Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, California, 2010

N/ Buttery, California-style aromatics, but nicely restrained…. and with bright acid and mineral / river rock aromas. Lush yellow tropicals. Lime zest and freshly split flint. Canvas. Touches of steel. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Wow, one is immediately treated to a lush, but soft, bombardment of yellow tropicals and pear reduction. She follows with […]

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