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2008 Martinelli - Chardonnay Lolita Ranch Chardonnay - USA - California - Sonoma - Russian River Valley - White

USA - California - Sonoma - Russian River Valley

White Chardonnay
Score
93
IWC 91
WA 92
Drink Dates
WA: 2011-2018
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IWC 91
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 156

Bright gold. Powerful, musky aromas of poached pear, orange, porcini and smoky lees, with a note of iodine building with air. At once rich and lively, offering succulent orchard fruit flavors and a bitter note of orange pith. Picks up a licorice quality with air that carries through the long, sappy, gently smoky finish.

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WA 92
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 193
Drink Dates 2011-2018

One of the biggest whites in terms of alcoholic potency (14.5%) is the 2008 Chardonnay Lolita Ranch. Aromas of caramelized oranges, white peaches and honeysuckle jump from the glass of this light greenish/gold-colored effort. More glycerin and unctuosity make this slightly more controversial given its thickness and richness. Nevertheless, there is zesty acidity and loads of weight and concentration. This is a classic California Chardonnay filled with character as well as personality. It should drink nicely for 5-7 years.

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Author Jam02110
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Tasted On 07/28/2013
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Author Billy the Kid
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