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2007 Melville Vineyards and Winery Chardonnay Clone 76 Inox Sta. Rita Hills
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2008

($36) Pale gold. Lime, green apple and pear skin on the nose, with a subtle mineral undertone. Deeper mango and papaya on the palate, with a gentle lime zest note adding energy and cut. A clean, vibrant chardonnay with impressive finishing clarity.

93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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