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2011 Planeta Chardonnay Sicilia
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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January 2014

Bright gold-tinged yellow.  Sexy aromas of ripe peach, banana, butter and grilled nuts, complicated by a whiff of pineapple.  Rich, fat, broad and showy, with considerable power to its flavors of ripe citrus fruits and clove oil.  Finishes with excellent length, but this in-your-face chardonnay could use a little more nuance and charm.

90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines; sweet wines and dessert wines.
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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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