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2013 Wind Racer Chardonnay "Anderson Valley"

Winery: Wind Racer

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Anderson Valley"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Anderson Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: June 30, 2016

Wine Review: This pale straw colored Chardonnay from the Anderson Valley was our second place finisher in our recent big blind tasting. It opens with a faint lychee and apple like bouquet with hints of lemon and slate. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, elegant and smooth. The flavor profile is a mild mineral influenced green apple with notes of gentle oak. We also detected hints of A&W cream soda and ginger. The finish is dry and its flavors linger nicely. The panel suggested pairing this very pleasant Chard with Wiener Schnitzel or pan roasted sea bass. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Enticing aromas of white clover, citrus zest, caramel and sweet spices are the first demonstration of this wine’s beauty. On the palate, this wine displays Meyer lemon, yellow plum and butter cookies that lead into a fresh, lively acidity with a balanced richness showing the refined expression of both Chardonnay and the Anderson Valley.

Organic status: not organic

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