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2012 Groth Vineyards & Winery Chardonnay Hillview Vineyard Napa Valley
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About Groth Vineyards & Winery

Groth will forever be remembered for its record breaking 1985 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, the first California wine to receive a 100-point score from Robert Parker. Only three years after the vineyard was established, owners Dennis and Judy Groth churned out a superstar which put them on page one of the Napa Valley history books.

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2012 Groth Vineyards & Winery Chardonnay Hillview Vineyard Napa Valley

Producer: Groth Vineyards & Winery
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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

(this is Groth's first vineyard-designated chardonnay):  Bright lemon-yellow color.  Lemon drop, pear, brown spices and smoky oak on the nose.  Supple and moderately concentrated, with a stony underpinning to the fresh peach and lemon flavors.  Finishes a bit warm, with a firm edge of oak that became more obvious with aeration.

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Chardonnay

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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