89Interesting and elusive nose, first mango, then apple, then a melange of tropical fruit, all with butter in the background. The palate is all tropical fruits, mango and fried plantain, baked pineapple and butter. Mouth-feel is smooth, round, with just a hint of zingy freshness. Drink with a Cobb Salad. Recommended. 89 points.

WHO: Ceja Vineyards
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHERE:  California, Napa Valley Carneros
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $34




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