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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Esk Valley Chardonnay 2010
Esk Valley Chardonnay 2010
(search item no. 118676)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The proportion of new oak (15%) is carefully controlled to preserve the classic Hawkes Bay stonefruit and melon character. The result is a full-bodied yet elegant Chardonnay with hints of butter and oak and an underpinning of grapefruit-like acidity which gives it freshness and length. This is a food-friendly wine that is rich and complex with a long, satisfying finish.
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About Esk Valley:

Situated in the north of New Zealand’s picturesque Hawkes Bay, at Bay View is The Esk Valley Estate winery.

The winery sources fruit from Hawkes Bay, including the world-renowned Gimblett Gravels and Marlborough, as both regions consistently produce grapes of an extremely high quality.