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2013 Estancia Chardonnay "Monterey County"

Winery: Estancia

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Monterey County"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Monterey County

State or country: CA

Price: $12

Cases produced: 230,000

KWG Score: 86.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Good (86)

Review date: October 17, 2015

Wine Review: This light straw colored Chardonnay from Estancia is a good value. It opens with a mild apple bouquet with hints of wet stone. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a rich oak influenced apple and pear with hints of butterscotch hard candy as well. The finish is dry and its flavors linger and last for a while. This Chard is for fans of an oaky style. I would pair it with pasta carbonara. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Appearance: Light straw gold in color Aroma: Honey and tropical fruit with notes of pineapple and peach Flavor: Lush, tropical fruit with touches of sweet vanilla and butter cream

Organic status: not organic

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