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1993 Kalin Cellars Cuvee LD Sonoma County Chardonnay

13.2% alc., released March 2001. Sourced from Wente clone grapes grown at Long Vineyards in the West Dry Creek area of Sonoma County. Fermentation lasted 10 months in 50% new French oak barrels. The wine was racked, clarified by bentonite fining, and bottled without filtration in August 1995. · Straw yellow in color. The nose is bright and fresh with notes of toffee, caramel and coconut. The flavors of pears, caramel and roasted nuts are presented on a lively acid platform. Beautifully balanced. Tasted blind, there is no way you would identify this wine as being 16 years old. Flat-out terrific. Reviewed June 12, 2006

Winery: Kalin Cellars