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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Pinot Chardonnay
June 19, 2019



2016 Talbotardonnay Kali Hart; Aroma: lightly herbal, firm, rather clean, nice mineral acid; Mouth: clean & rich, juicy, fine acid nice balance, mouth clinging, light clean acidity; Very Good Plus19.99; Mixed Case, 17.99; Case, 16.99

2016 St. Innocent Chardonnay Freedom Hill; Aroma: very dense rather firm, rounded pretty, sweet ripe fruit, pure clean, lightly steely, with fresh fruit; Mouth: fleshy soft rather full, no oak, mouth filing, plummy grape, soft texture, long; Very Good Plus 24.99; Mixed Case, 22.49; Case, 21.24

2018 La Mision Chardonnay (William Fevre); Aroma: heady some chalky notes, rather rich very full; Mouth: clean bright acid, earthy mineral fleshy rather full, fat textured good acidity, rather firm;Very Good - Excellent 16.99; Mixed Case, 15.29; Case, 14.44



2016 Nielson Pinot Noir; Color: medium dark; Aroma: deep fat juicy rather bright berry notes, cola; Mouth: juicy forward & fleshy, clean plummy very juicy, nice balancing acidity, long dark berry notes;Very Good Plus 17.99; Mixed Case, 16.19; Case, 15.29

2017 Diora Pinot Noir; Color: very dark hue, medium depth; Aroma: heady full, aromatic, rather clean, a touch closed; Mouth: clean rather deep plum, very black fruit, dense fine acidity rather rich, full, fine tannins, fine acid; Very Good Plus 21.99; Mixed Case, 19.79; Case, 18.69

2015 J Christopher Pinot Noir Volcanique; Color: light red black; Aroma: very pretty, very fresh, pretty fine acid, firm, clean, lifted pretty; Mouth: clean lightly oaked sweet fruit, bright acid lively and balanced, nice texture, rather fine & poised; Very Good - Excellent 32; Mixed Case, 28.8; Case, 27.2


6-19 Pinot Chardonnay Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $229

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