2010 Rusack Vineyards Chardonnay Santa Carolina Vineyards El Rancho Escondido California
Producer: Rusack Vineyards Style: White Wine Grape Type:Chardonnay Origin:California Region: Other California
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2012
Bright yellow. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes candied orange, lemon, mango and toasty lees. Smoky, penetrating citrus and orchard fruit flavors are underscored by zesty minerality and put on weight with air. Finishes sappy and long, with lingering tropical fruit and floral nuances.
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