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Cost: $24.95
Grape: Chardonnay
Category: White Wine
Location LCBO Vintages
Country: United States
Region: Arroyo Seco, Monterey, California
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Wente Vineyards
Alcohol: 13.5% Alcohol/Vol.

Substance, elegance, style & balanced. Oh yes, delicious!

Description: Bright gold in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This wine features medium to light buttered toasted oak, lemon meringue, peach, mango, pineapple, Spy apple, oak spice, cloves, ginger, dill, butterscotch and Easter Lily on the nose. Full body with good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: none

Interesting Note: Wente wines are becoming my go to wines.

Drink now or in the next 3 years on its own or pair it with Duet of Pork Belly Porchetta and Seared Scallop, served with Apple, Pear and Celery Salad.

Tasted: 23 January 2016

Best Buy

Score: 9+/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+

LCBO: 979344