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2009 Solitude Wines Chardonnay Carneros
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

Bright yellow.  Musky aromas of peach skin, yellow plum and lemongrass, with suave floral and spice notes in the background.  Pliant pit fruit flavors are given spine by tangy acidity and pick up notes of anise and honeysuckle on the back half.  Shows good depth and conveys an impression of extract without excess weight.  This will be very flexible with food. 

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Almost a bit overwhelming but utterly fantastic!
12/07/2012
by Trebbiano335111
A slow sipper probably better paired then drank solo. But I'm not hungry yet and living dangerously and loving every minute of it. At 14.2%, this wine almost feels slightly like a liquor. Brilliant!
A favorite!
03/31/2012
by Syrah/Shiraz237138
This wine is spectacular in my opinion. I have been drinking this wine for many many years and love it always, it is actually more like a French mersault

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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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