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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Barnard Griffin Chardonnay 2011
Barnard Griffin Chardonnay 2011
(search item no. 122290)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Fruity, crisp and refreshing. Beautifully focused flavors of orange, pear, white peach and delicate nectarine mingle with pleasant oak accents. A mineral and honey aftertaste rounds out the long satisfying finish.

An amazingly versatile Chardonnay that goes well with poultry, pasta and even shellfish.

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About Barnard Griffin Winery:

Barnard Griffin Winery was established in 1983 by Winemaker Rob Griffin and his wife, Deborah Barnard. Rob saw the opportunity to make great wine in Washington and moved north in 1977. Pleased with his move to Washington, he says "The northern latitude of Washington and the ideally drained sandy soils of the Columbia Valley make it possible to produce deeply concentrated wines of pronounced character."