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2011 Copain Wine Cellars Chardonnay Brosseau Vineyard Chalone

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2014

Bright gold.  Sexy, perfumed aromas of fresh citrus fruits and melon, with a smoky, leesy undertone.  Silky and expansive in the mouth, offering energetic nectarine and orange flavors and a touch of honeysuckle.  Finishes silky and very long, with lingering smokiness and a hint of chalky minerals.  I like the blend of power and vivacity here, and find the wine quite approachable already.

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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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