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Saturday, March 21, 2009

2005 Whitford "Haynes Vineyard" Chardonnay

This Napa Valley Chardonnay is made from grapes sourced from the Haynes vineyard which is a site that was planted in the 1960's in the southeastern portion of the Napa Valley. Haynes Vineyard's vines enjoy rocky alluvial soil with underlying volcanic ash.
The resulting wine is packed full of beautiful aromas of baked golden delicious apple, Asian pear, coriander, spice, lemon custard, and just the slightest little hint of anise. On the palate the baked apple aromas continue to impress but then citrus dominates on the finish. It's a decent Chardonnay that I think smells a bit better than it tastes, and finishes long but also has a bit of lingering heat too. 86 Points
 
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