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2009 Diatom Chardonnay Huber Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills
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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2010

($48) Light, bright gold. High-pitched aromas of citrus zest, white peach, honeysuckle and chalky minerals. Large-scaled but dry, with powerful lemon, orange and floral flavors underscored by iodine and chalk. Blends power and vivacity smoothly and finishes on a strong, earthy note and with excellent clarity. This is all Wente clone, Brewer told me.

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