2011 Thomas Fogarty Estate Grown Albutom Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

13.4% alc., pH 3.17, TA 0.80, 50 cases, $75. Yields 0.46 tons per acre. · Moderate golden straw color and clear in the glass. The nose is challenging to describe as there are many nuances that surface over time in the glass. Scents of pear, yuzu, dried herbs, white pepper and floral accents. A delicate, Chablis-style wine, with flavors of lemon and tart green apple, backed by bracing acidity which chases the saliva on the finish. An echo of lemon persists on the finish for several seconds. Best with acid-loving food like oysters. Score: 91. Reviewed April 19, 2014

Winery: Thomas Fogarty Winery
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