Dierberg Chardonnay 2008 Wine Review

Dierberg Chardonnay 2008
Dierberg Chardonnay 2008
Dierberg Chardonnay 2008
Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara, California, United States
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Product #: 289918
SAQ Product #: 11056131

Price: $31.95
Alcohol: 14.1%
Drink: Now
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Dierberg
Agent: Kylix Wines
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The Dierbergs planted this vineyard in the southern end of the Santa Maria Valley in 1997, a west-facing hillside of sandy loam soils. The chardonnay they grow on the estate developed complex fruit aromas in 2008, from nectarine to kumquat, with a tart acidity that keeps the flavors open and airy. As the wine develops in the glass, the oak seems to energize the fruit, focusing attention on its floral perfume rather than on wood notes. Intensely flavored, sunny and lasting, this will gain from several years in the cellar. Score: 93 Source: Wine and Spirits Magazine

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