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2014 Jeff Gordon Chardonnay "Carneros"

Winery: Jeff Gordon

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Carneros"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Carneros

State or country: CA

Price: $42

Cases produced: 197

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: June 23, 2016

Wine Review: This bright yellow colored Chardonnay from Jeff Gordon was the clear winner of our first big blind tasting. It opens with a pleasant pear bouquet with hints of ginger and pineapple. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and elegant. The flavor profile is a tasty Bosc pear with notes of Meyer lemon, and gentle oak. We also detected hints of spice and minerality as well. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. This terrific Chard is super food friendly and would pair perfectly with lobster or Coquilles St. Jacques. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Our 2014 chardonnay offers moderately light yellow color with an edge of pale green in the glass that shows its vibrant quality. The nose is rich yet airy, with scents of Meyer lemon zest, poached pear, green apple and a hint of light oak. The secondary aromas include lime blossom, nectarine and fresh honey. The texture on the palate has, at first, an opulent mouth feel but expands with bright acids to lengthen the flavor. An explosion of fruit flavors leads to a long and bright finish. Enjoy with kale salad, balsamic chicken or shrimp primavera.

Organic status: not organic

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