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2008 Kesner Wines Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard Carneros
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

Light greenish gold.  Wild, highly perfumed aromas of poached pear, dried fig, candied ginger and iodine, with a smoky mineral overlay.  Deeply pitched and smoky in the mouth, offering dense orchard fruit and floral flavors with brighter notes of orange rind and anise.  The iodine element comes back strong on the finish, which leaves spice and mineral notes behind.  Very impressive, and complex enough to drink now.

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About Carneros

Carneros straddles the borders of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys on the north coast of San Pablo Bay. This appellation has thin soils and receives little rainfall. As the sun heats up the vineyards and mountainsides of Napa Valley to the north, the rising hot air draws cool air and fog over Carneros from the ba
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Chardonnay

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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