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Charles & Charles Chardonnay 2013 Wine Review

Charles & Charles Chardonnay 2013

Charles & Charles Chardonnay 2013

Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States

Community Score:84/100

Community Reviews: 10

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Price: $15.95

Drink: 2013-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.9%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Charles & Charles

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Smoky and toasty from generous oak aging. This robust Californian Chardonnay would be perfect with grilled chicken or seafood. Great summer white wine by the barbecue.

Chardonnay food pairings: shellfish, seafood, chicken.

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This Charles & Charles Chardonnay 2013 was reviewed on April 15, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Donna Hargrove rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Light colour, fresh aroma, surprising apple and pear fruit flavours. This wine would be perfect to sip on a patio, or paired with a light tasting fish.

Reviewed April 12, 2015
Lynn van der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Surprising floral aromas on this cool climate Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington State. Flavours and pear and stone fruit, along with mild acidity make this a good pairing for spring salads and roasted chicken.
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Pear and floral aromas with some peach on the palate. A little on the light side, but would still pair well with roast chicken.
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Light and refreshing. An easy drinking Chardonnay with a simple aroma profile. Tasted April 2015. 85 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Mild aromas of ripe/over-ripe pears and melon on the nose. Tropical fruit, vanilla and smoke on the palate.
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 84/100 with the following review:

Doesn't really jump out of the glass. Melon, honey, and baked apple on the palate. Light bodied, medium-light acidity and a bit of a lacklustre texture. Easy drinking nonetheless.
Astrid Young - Sommelier ISG CAPS rated this wine as 83/100 with the following review:

Nose is not very giving, mid palate is a bit overripe with kind of generic melon and a wisp of smoke. Unbaked, partial malo, would appeal to aficionados of unoaked Chardonnays, but really was expecting to like it more, considering the source.
Tom Vigeant rated this wine as 81/100 with the following review:

Orchard fruit and melon on the nose. Intense tropical fruit on the palate, somewhat cloying and heady. Very New World in style.
Philippe Perreault, Sommelier rated this wine as 73/100 with the following review:

Clear yellow color with notes of melon, apple and pear.

The palate is fresh, delicate and short.

Take it like aperitif or to match scallop.

Serve it at 8-10 degrees.

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