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2008 The Ojai Vineyard Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley
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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2010

($28) Pale greenish yellow. A wild, pungent bouquet displays scents of melon, pear skin, tangerine, botanical herbs and anise. Sappy and expansive in the mouth, offering pliant orchard and exotic fruit flavors and spicy herbal nuances. Becomes richer with air and finishes on a spicy note, with a deeper suggestion of honey.

90+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Redux, please!
06/10/2011
by Maasbach14059044
This was the most rewarding white I have had in a while. Full bodied, mineraly and a definite taste of honey in the long finish.
Lemon zesty, yet light bomb!
05/25/2011
by Pizarro14005221
Harvest straw gold in color, slightly syrupy yet light in mouth. Zesty lemon and some Marcona almond; crisp, clean mouthfeel. White peach and honeysuckle at finish, lemon zest explosion as the notes began to trail off. 90
The Chardonay was not up to the "wine access" par
03/11/2012
by de la torre12448207
This was the first time I've been disappointed in all the years I've ordered with Wine Access

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