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2014 Miner Chardonnay "Wild Yeast"

Winery: Miner

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Wild Yeast"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 800

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: July 5, 2017

Wine Review: This light yellow colored Chardonnay from Napa did well with the Panel. It opens with an inviting light pear and melon bouquet with hints of vanilla oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and round. The flavor profile is a light pear with notes of lemon verbena and minerality. We also detected hints of oak, walnut and white pepper in the background. The finish is dry and shows a little acidity and heat towards the end. The Panel suggested pairing this Chard with alfredo pasta with grilled chicken. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Full-bodied and lush, yet never heavy, our Wild Yeast Chardonnay shows off flavors of ripe pear and melon with butterscotch and hazelnut notes balanced by oak spice and bright acidity. This is a wildly expressive wine that will reward a few years of patient cellaring. The grapes are fermented using only indigenous or "wild" yeast cultures found on the skins of the grapes themselves, in the vineyards and within the walls of our winery

Organic status: not organic

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