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2014 Meeker Chardonnay "Dry Creek Valley"

Winery: Meeker

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dry Creek Valley"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $28

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: July 4, 2017

Wine Review: This golden yellow colored Chardonnay from California's Dry Creek Valley is more nuanced than a typical California Chardonnay. On the nose, it shows honeysuckle, beeswax, tangerine, vanilla and light oak. On the palate, it is bright, round, silky and dry with a medium plus body, nice structure and balanced acidity. Complex flavors of green apple, lime, spice, mild oak and nicely integrated minerality make this an interesting wine. It has a clean long finish. Crab cakes would go well with this very nice Chardonnay. - Mark

Winemaker Notes: In the glass, this wine shines with the color of deep yellow straw. On the nose, you'll find ripe apricot and lemongrass with subtle notes of tropical fruits like mango and pineapple, and a hint of vanilla. On the palate, this round wine has a balanced fleshy fruit character, like apple chutney with the texture of a creme brulee. As was the intention, there is a very subtle touch of oak due to the use of neutral French oak barrels. This wine finishes broad and clean with a touch of vanilla and chamomile.

Organic status: not organic

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