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Glass Price: $16.25
Bin: 222
Name: Failla Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Vintage: 2013
Region: Sonoma Coast AVA, California
Varietal: Chardonnay
Producer: Failla
Country: United States
Rating: 92 Points-Vinous

Tasting Notes: Clear, star-bright to brilliant pale gold with medium plus viscosity. Bright, inviting nose of ripe orchard fruit and citrus with well-honed notes of spice, nut, and mineral. Medium plus to full bodied with medium plus acidity and a medium plus finish. Oak is more prominent on the palate showing pure vanilla notes.-MF
Galaxy Notes: Winemaker' Notes: 20% of Failla's young-vine Chardonnay blend was fermented and aged in concrete egg vessels. The remainder fermented and aged for 10 months in French oak, only 15% new and barely perceptible in the finished wine's flinty nose balanced with citrusy scents of grapefruit and lime filled out with a hint of jasmine and oyster-shell. The textural contributions of the concrete-fermented lots nicely balance the wine's vibrant mouth-watering acidity.
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