2011 Donkey and Goat Winery Chardonnay Improbable El Dorado
Producer: Donkey and Goat Winery Style: White Wine Grape Type:Chardonnay Origin:California Region: Other California Appellation: El Dorado
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2012
Hazy yellow. Musky aromas of pear skin, orange pith and ginger, with a suggestion of chamomile in the background. Sappy, dense and dry, with bright minerality adding energy to bitter melon and orchard fruit flavors. A sweeter note of honey comes up with air and carries through the sappy, persistent, mineral-laced finish.
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