Fresh cut apples and apple pie mix on the nose. This unoaked Chardonnay is loaded with tropical and citrus fruits, with a steel backbone. Green apple, pineapple, and lemon zest are followed with softer guava and mango. Lemon zest lingers on the finish. Drink with poached sole. Highly Recommended. 91 points. DBH

WHO: Wente
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHEN: 2016
DESIGNATION: Eric’s Chardonnay
WHERE: Livermore Valley, California
HOW MUCH: $30 (media sample)
POINTS: 91

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