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2013 Giant Steps Chardonnay "Sexton Vineyard"

Winery: Giant Steps

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sexton Vineyard"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Yarra Valley

State or country: Australia

Price: $42

Cases produced: 150

KWG Score: 93.5 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: June 7, 2015

Wine Review: This light straw colored Chardonnay from Giant Steps is impressive. It opens with a lemon and apple bouquet with a hint of oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, acidic and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a tasty green pear and buttered popcorn blend with hints of orange, pineapple, oak and honey. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely. This Chardonnay is food friendly and would pair well with fettuccine alfredo. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The nose offers aromas of fresh cream, white peaches, river stones, spearmint, curry leaf, and muesli. The palate is long and lush with beautiful chalkiness. Alongside a backbone of crisp and punchy acidity are notes of Granny Smith apple skins, green mango, and shortbread.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Giant Steps 2013 Sexton Chardonnay.

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