2016 Terragena Abbassi Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay

11.8% alc., pH 3.35, TA 0.69, 71 cases, $29. Released June 1, 2017. 40+-year-old Chardonnay vines planted on .75 acre, clone 37 on 110R rootstock planted in a silty to sandy loam. Aged in 2/3 neutral and 1/3 new French oak barrels coopered in Hungary. · Light golden yellow color in the glass. Aromas of green apple, yeast and parchment. Austere and racy in style with flavors of lemon-lime, greenest apple and papaya embellished with high-strung acidity and a soprano finish. This wine is not particularly enjoyable on its own, but may be more appealing with the appropriate food to balance the bright acidity. Score: 86. Reviewed October 8, 2017

Winery: Terragena Vineyard
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