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2009 Failla Chardonnay Keefer Ranch Russian River Valley
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

Pure, expressive aromas of lemon drop, butterscotch and hazelnutty lees.  Sweet and glyceral, but with cool lemon ice and spice flavors and brisk acidity giving cut and lift to the mid-palate.  From 20+-year-old vines planted in a very cool site in Green Valley.

91 Points | Wine Spectator
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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