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Bravium Chardonnay 2014 – Couples Concentration with Restraint

Bravium, Chardonnay 2014, Rosella’s Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, California, Wine Casual

Bravium, Chardonnay 2014, Rosella’s Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, California

Tasting Note: A chardonnay for wine drinkers who enjoy concentration coupled with balance and restraint.

Medium-intensity gold in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of golden apple, lemon-citrus peel, pineapple, starfruit and medium-intensity vanilla baking spice.

On the palate the dry, full-bodied chardonnay has a characterful, concentrated mouth feel supported by medium acidity that ultimately completes with a medium-plus finish.

The oak does not overwhelm the fruit but supports it instead.

A wine to try to again.

Bottle Note: Rosella’s Vineyard – one of the most famous vineyards in Santa Lucia Highlands – was planted in 1996 and is characterized by the cooling fog and afternoon winds that extend the growing season. Elevation: 400 feet above sea level with a southeast aspect. Soil: Arroya Seco Sandy Loam. Clones: 76 and 96.

Rating: 91 points
Price: $20
Alcohol: 13.7%
Tasting Date: November 16, 2017

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