Cost: $27.95 (Clearance price: $22.40)
Grape: Chardonnay
Category: White Wine
Location: LCBO Vintages
Country: United States of America
Region: Arroyo Seco, Monterey County, California
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Wente Vineyards
Alcohol:  13.5% Alcohol/Vol.

A rare sighting for a full body, rich, complex Cali Chard that’s delicious & yet having under 14% alcohol. Score: 96/100

Tasting Note: Bright deep gold in colour with good acidity, a medium+ intense nose, soft tannin & a long length on the finish. This wine features: Lemon, peach, pineapple, mango, pear, honeydew melon, ginger, dill, roasted almonds, oak spice, vanilla & Easter Lily on the nose.

Negatives: None

Interesting Point: Use the larger Chard style stemware & don’t over chill this wine in order to bring out all the flavours it has to offer.

Pairings: Drink this now or in the next 6-8 years on its own or pair it with Chilean Sea Bass

My Opinion: Highly Recommended

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Tasted: April 29, 2021

LCBO: 979344