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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Steele Cuvee Chardonnay 2009
Steele Cuvee Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 117180)

PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Cuvee consistently exhibits excellent depth of flavor, wonderful acidity and complex aromas. The Santa Maria vineyards add a tropical fruit character to the wine, flavors and aroma of mango, pineapple, and papaya. The Sonoma vineyards attribute citrus character and acid to the cuvee. The Mendocino vineyards flavor profile leans toward citrus fruit and minerality from DuPratt and Lolonis contributes the warmest-climate grapes to the cuvee with flavors and aromas of baked apples and cinnamon.

Halibut with a white wine burre blanc sauce would compliment the complex flavors of the CuveƩ Chardonnay any day.

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About Steele:

Jed Steele has worked making wine in California since the late 1960s. In 1991, he founded his own small winery in Lake County. Steele Wines specializes in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Pinot Blanc and Syrah.