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Cliff Lede Chardonnay 2012 Wine Review

Cliff Lede Chardonnay 2012

Cliff Lede Chardonnay 2012

Anderson Valley, California, United States

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $39.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.2%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Cliff Lede

Agent: Halpern Enterprises

Natalie's Score: 88/100

A buttery hazelnut infused Californian chardonnay. Full-bodied and smooth. Pair with roast chicken.

Chardonnay food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, beef bourguignon, pasta with tomato sauce, egg dishes.

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This Cliff Lede Chardonnay 2012 was reviewed on March 7, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

A nose with aromas of mild buttered toast, tropical fruit/guava and a little oak. The palate gives very buttery flavours, oak and ripe pineapple. Medium-bodied with a medium long rich buttery finish.
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

All the major players showed up to the party in this California Chardonnay. A line up of apple, pear, tropical fruit, floral, honey, toast, butter, vanilla and toffee. This Chard is not overly oaked and many will be thankful for that. This is a full-bodied Chardonnay with medium+ balanced acidity with a rich lingering finish. Very enjoyable. Pair this wine with fish or poultry, cheese plate, cured meats. $40 price tag keeping me from upping the ante.
Tasted: March 2015
A bold California Chardonnay featuring butterscotch notes from oak aging. The FEL label is produced from cool-climate grapes by Lede Family Wines based in Napa Valley. - Community Wine Reviews

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