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16 ES Chard

2016 Estate Selection

In the glass this wine is medium-straw in color.  The aroma tells you that it is oaked, but very lightly-oaked.  The wine was 50% barrel-fermented in older French oak barrels, and 50% cold-fermented in stainless steel.  There are vanilla and apple notes.

On the palate the wine is very bright and appealing.  It’s a simple, straightforward wine of light-medium body, with classic chardonnay ‘Northern fruits’ of apple and pear, and some minerality.  There is a long finish with some cedar/cigar-box notes.

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