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2012 Soberanes Vineyard Chardonnay

Santa Lucia Highlands California

$35.99

Fruit for this remarkable Chardonnay comes from the Soberanes Vineyard  that enjoys foggy mornings and the cool Monterey Bay breeze in the afternoon and at night which kept the acidity vibrant.  The grapes were hand harvested before sunrise under lights to ensure that they arrived at the winery cold and in perfect condition.  Pressed immediately, the juice fermented naturally in the finest French oak barrels without the addition of any laboratory agents.  The wine was bottled unfilted and unfined after 15 months aging.   Crafted by Tadeo Borchardt, the noted winemaker at Neyers Vineyards, this gem gives expression to very perfumed aromas of Meyer lemon, fresh tarragon and creamy meringue followed by generous flavors of tangerine, fresh cream, sea salt, caramel, honey and stony mineral notes.  The clean acidity keeps all the flavors precise, giving the finish a lot of snap and verve.  14.2% ABV DIR

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