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2009 Diatom Chardonnay Drum Canyon Sta. Rita Hills
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2009 Diatom Chardonnay Drum Canyon Sta. Rita Hills

Producer: Diatom
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast
Appellation: Santa Rita Hills

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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2010

($36) Light gold. Mineral-accented aromas of dried lemon, grapefruit pith and pear, with a chalky undertone. Then deeper in pitch on the palate, offering juicy orange and lemon flavors and a late note of iodine. Rich and fleshy but also taut, with strong finishing thrust and lingering stoniness.

94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Chardonnay

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