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90 • Nitty Gritty 2011 Chardonnay, Napa Valley $29.99.
Aromas of spicy apple pie with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy citrus custard and nut brittle accented finish. Very zesty and richly flavorful. Pair with grilled and roasted chicken. (tasted on May-20-2013)
90 • F.J. Serra 2012 Chardonnay, California $19.99.
Pale golden color. Bright aromas of spicy apple sauce and banana bread with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, pear and spiced nut accented finish. A nicely balanced, flavorful chardonnay for sipping or the table. (tasted on May-20-2013)
89 • Storyteller 2011 "Summer Camp", Chardonnay, Sonoma County $24.99.
Aromas of praline, melon, dried pineapple, and lime gelato with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a lively spiced apple and mineral accented finish. Flavorful and stylish. (tasted on May-20-2013)
88 • Treleaven 2011 Reserve, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes $18.99.
Aromas of goat's milk caramel and apple tart with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a pear, citrus cream, and mineral accented finish. A nice dry chardonnay for sipping or the table. (tasted on May-20-2013)
87 • Treleaven 2011 Vintner's Cuvée, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes $29.99.
Golden straw color. Yeasty pineapple cake and caramel yogurt aromas with a soft, dryish medium body and an apple, nutskin, and earth accented finish. A nice oaky chardonnay for the table. (tasted on May-20-2013)
85 • Treleaven 2011 Chardonnay, Finger Lakes $14.99.
Lightly smoky aromas of praline, herbs, and grilled apples and lemon curd with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, pineapple, melon, and grass accented finish. A solid choice for grilled fish. (tasted on May-20-2013)
84 • Magistrate 2011 Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County $14.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep golden color with an amber cast. Aromas of baked apples and pineapples and pepper with a soft, dryish medium body and brisk papaya, pear, nutshell and grassy earth accented finish. (tasted on May-20-2013)