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2014 Dry Creek Vineyard Chardonnay "DCV Estate Block 10"

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "DCV Estate Block 10"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 1,253

KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: November 7, 2016

Wine Review: This dark white gold Chardonnay from the Dry Creek is very good. It opens with pear and honey like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a pear and mineral blend with notes of pineapple. I also detected hints of mild vanilla oak. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. This Chard is food friendly and would pair nicely with grilled rainbow trout with drizzled butter. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Balanced, rich and harmonious, this is what makes Chardonnay such a delicious and popular varietal. Aromas of toasty notes of butterscotch, baked pear and apple fill the senses. The spice really stands out after a couple of swirls of the glass with nutmeg and allspice. The mouthfeel is broad and expansive with juicy, delicious acidity that is not flabby or over oaked. The balance between fruit, oak and acid is harmonious from start to finish. An elegant, refined wine from our estate vineyard in Russian River Valley.

Organic status: not organic

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