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89 • Chilcas 2008 Reserva, Chardonnay, Maule Valley $13. Best Buy.
Aromas of apples, mango and melon follow through on a very soft, silky entry to a dry light-to-medium body with a crisp, lemon cookie, earth and pepper accented finish. A polished elegant chardonnay for the table. (tasted on Feb-15-2010)
85 • Tamaya 2008 Reserva, Oak Aged, Chardonnay, Limari Valley $15.99.
Aromas of toasted caramelized nuts and apple pie crust follow through on a soft, supple entry to a dryish medium body with citrus, straw, and mineral notes on the crisp, tangy finish. Nice subtle complexity and style. (tasted on Feb-15-2010)
84 • Chilcas 2008 Single Vineyard, Chardonnay, Casablanca Valley $19.
Creamy pineapple custard, coconut and mango aromas follow through on a soft entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with good weight and balance. Finishes with a spicy apple pie and lemon verbena accented fade. Very nice. (tasted on Feb-15-2010)
83 • Yaima 2009 Chardonnay, Maule Valley $8.99.
Aromas of caramel apple and pineapple cake follow through on a soft entry to a dry light-to-medium body with praline and wet mineral notes. Finishes with a crisp, lightly buttery and nutty fade. A nice quaffer. (tasted on Feb-15-2010)
83 • Sun Valley 2009 Chardonnay, Lontue Valley $7.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of peach skin, kettlecorn, and melon rind follow through on a round entry to a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body with grass, papaya, and mossy limestone notes and a crisp, brisk finish. (tasted on Feb-22-2010)