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2013 Donelan Chardonnay "Nancie"

Winery: Donelan

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Nancie"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $48

Cases produced: 1,620

KWG Score: 93.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: June 15, 2015

Wine Review: This light straw colored Chardonnay from Donelan was very popular with the tasting panel. It opens with a banana and oak like bouquet with hints of pineapple. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a green apple and mild oak blend with hints of minerality, pink grapefruit and pineapple. The finish is dry and its flavors are nicely prolonged. The panel felt that this Chard was food friendly and would pair well with shrimp scampi or baked halibut stuffed with crab. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: We are proud to introduce 2013 Nancie Chardonnay, a blend that has grown-up into complexity, patience and sophistication. 2013 may be the most concentrated and supple vintage of Nancie yet. Like a photographic lens, this vintage brings flavors, layers, richness, and mineral intensity into focus. With an engaging nose of raw vanilla bean, apple crisp and fresh pear and precise zest on the palate, 2013 Nancie is a noble Chardonnay.

Organic status: not organic

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