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2009 Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia
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88 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2011

Medium-deep straw-gold. High-pitched, slightly candied aromas of apricot and banana caramel pie, complicated by sweet oak spices. A juicy, sweet, slightly high-toned fruit bomb with good energy to its creamy, exotic tropical fruit and sweet oak flavors. This will no doubt appeal to those who like their white wines rich, round and ripely fruity, but for all its showiness, I don't find it particularly complex or persistent.

88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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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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