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2006 Cambria Winery Chardonnay Katherine's Vineyard Santa Maria Valley
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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2008

($19) Green-tinged yellow. Poached pear, apple and melon aromas are given depth by smoky lees. Pleasantly bitter flavors of ripe orchard fruits and toasted grain pick up a sweet honey note with air. A plump, inviting style of chardonnay that finishes with lingering spiciness.

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Good contrast of flavors!
by Lawson13349474
sweet smoky flavor to start then the tartness of fruit (maybe apple?)comes thru, excellent sipping wine by itself or with fruit and cheese


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The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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