St. Clement Napa Valley Chardonnay 2002
from Napa Valley, California
This Napa Valley Chardonnay is very floral, showing flavors of honeysuckle and narcissus, with toasted almond and a tropical essence of ripe banana, mango and key limes. It has a creamy mouth feel, with a nice soft entry that is clean and crisp. Although a full-bodied wine, it is light and full of ripe fruit on the palate and shows a good balance between the weight of the rich fruit and the crisp acids of the vintage. Although aged in new oak, the oak is not the predominant character and there is a good balance between the oak and fruit and acids, which gives the wine a lot of finesse. This is an exceptional food wine that has the structure and balance to compliment heavily flavored foods, as the citrusy, crisp acids in this wine will compliment even spicy dishes made with soy or ginger.
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A Customer - Riverside, CA
While up in Sacramento for the day, my sister and I had dinner at a restaurant on the river. The waiter recommended this wine over any other on his wine list, even though it was not as expensive. He said all of the employees liked it best. We found the wine to be light, smooth and very enjoyable, and actually ordered a second bottle.
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