The nose offers up soft peaches and pears. On the palate, mouth feel is full, slightly viscous. The flavors are more tart than the nose, primarily pears, just not hugely ripe. There is an interesting touch of salinity on the finish. Drink with dry-rubbed chicken. Recommended. DH

WHO: Bluenose Wines
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHERE: Alexander Valley, California
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $18

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  • http://www.bluenosewines.com Cynthia

    As of April, 2013, this wine is available at the NSLC: sku 1017175 at 15 stores carrying “limited finds.” Paul Brasset’s 2008 Zinfandel is also available sku 101714. See mynslc.com and type in the sku to see the “find it” feature for which stores.