2012 Copain Wine Cellars Chardonnay DuPratt Vineyard Anderson Valley
Producer: Copain Wine Cellars Style: White Wine Grape Type:Chardonnay Origin:California Region: Other California Appellation: Anderson Valley
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2014
Green-tinged yellow. Energetic and precise on the nose and palate, offering intense citrus pith and orchard fruit aromas and flavors and a touch of gingery spices. Finishes juicy and firm, with refreshing bitterness and strong mineral-driven persistence. Give this youthful chardonnay a little time to unwind.
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