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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Sonoma Coast Vineyards Gold Ridge Hills Chardonnay 2010
Sonoma Coast Vineyards Gold Ridge Hills Chardonnay 2010
(search item no. 119522)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $29.99

Winemaker's Notes:

With a diverse range of aromatics, it's the citrus and tropical fruit that stand out. Hints of fresh green apple linger as it opens. The toast and spice components are in the early stages of reaching full integration. There are emerging elements of a creme brûlée-like richness on the palate, surrounded by a silky acid matrix. It is showing zesty lemon and fresh pear with a center core of tropical white fruit and sweet tangerine. The aging potential for this wine should be exceptional, given the bright acidity and complex fruit profile.
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About Sonoma Coast Vineyards:

Sonoma Coast Vineyards produces handcrafted wines from the Extreme Sonoma Coast, a unique cold-climate growing area west of the Russian River Valley, a mere five miles from the Pacific Ocean, on the far western reaches of the Sonoma Coast Appellation. The potential for this region to produce wines of exceptional depth and complexity inspired founders John and Barbara Drady to join forces with acclaimed winemaker Anthony Austin and introduce their first vintage in 2002. Low yields of mature fruit with high levels of natural acidity, intense flavors and remarkable complexity result from the long, cool growing season, where harvests may extend into early November.