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2011 Pfendler Estate Grown Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

13.8% alc.,150 cases, $38. Partially de-stemmed and crushed to tank, barrel fermented, 8 months sur lee aging, 10 months in 40% new French oak barrels. Clone 4 and Hyde-Wente. Winemaker Greg Bjornstad. · Light straw color and clear in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of apple crisp, lemon, brioche, pastry cream and chalk dust. Soft and pleasing on the palate with flavors of grilled peach, baked apple, toasted nuts and caramel with a slight riff of citrus. Nicely balanced with good integration of acidity and a clean finish. Good. Reviewed April 13, 2013

Winery: Pfendler Vineyards
From article: Sips of Chardonnay: Recently Sampled Wines