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88 • Martha Clara Vineyard 2009 Chardonnay, North Fork of Long Island $14.99. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Gentle aromas and flavors of apple pie crust and praline with a soft, supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a long, clementine cream and spice finish. Flavorful and elegantly balanced. (tasted on Jan-03-2011)
87 • Biltmore Estate NV Sur Lies, Chardonnay, American $10.99. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Aromas of creamy nougat and dried banana with a supple, fruity medium body and a tangy, juicy apple, lemon zest, and delicate spice finish. A fruity, crowd-pleasing sipper or table wine. (tasted on Jan-03-2011)
87 • Potomac Point Winery 2009 Richland Reserve, Chardonnay, Virginia $22.
Golden yellow color. Aromas of puff pastry apple tart, toasted nuts, grilled pineapple,and lemon buttercream with a supple dryish medium body and rounded, mineral accented finish. A well oaked, nicely balanced chardonnay; pair with poached salmon or oysters Rockafeller. (tasted on Jan-10-2011)
87 • Treleaven 2009 Reserve, Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Cayuga Lake $16.99.
Silvery straw color. Aromas of caramelized roasted nuts and lemon meringue with a silky dryish light-to-medium body and a tart baked apple, citrus custard and nut skin accented finish. (tasted on Jan-03-2011)
86 • Westport Rivers 2008 Chardonnay, Southeastern New England $14.99. Best Buy. Sustainable Agriculture
Bright golden yellow color. French toast, grilled peach, and caramel apple aromas with supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a persistent lemon buttercream finish. Tasty. (tasted on Jan-03-2011)
85 • Two Rivers 2008 Chardonnay, Mesa County$13.50.
Bold vanilla buttercream and mild pineapple cake aromas with a supple, dryish medium body and a tart baked green apple and lemon curd, mineral accented finish. A pleasant sipper or table wine; try with roasted chicken with gravy. (tasted on Jan-10-2011)
85 • Truro 2009 Unoaked, Chardonnay, Southeastern New England $15.99.
Straw gold color. Bright aromas and flavors of lemon, tangerine and green apple with a very tangy light-to-medium body and a lingering mouthwatering, earth accented finish. A very nice seafood wine. (tasted on Jan-03-2011)
84 • Whitewater Hill Vineyards 2009 No Oak, Chardonnay, Grand Valley $14.
Pale straw color. Caramel peanut apple and citrus pastry aromas with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a crisp, mineral accented finish. (tasted on Jan-10-2011)
84 • Unionville Vineyards 2008 Fox Series, Chardonnay, New Jersey $15.95.
Bright golden yellow color. Aromas of overripe pineapple and coconut sorbet with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a quick tangy apple and lemon curd finish. (tasted on Jan-03-2011)
82 • Truro 2007 Estate Grown, Chardonnay, Southeastern New England $24.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Golden yellow color. Aromas of singed nuts, grilled apples and lemon, and faint molten rubber with a round, tart medium body and a smoky, sulfury twang on the grassy finish. (tasted on Jan-03-2011)