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Athair Sonoma Coast, Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

Recommendation: Not Recommended.

Winery/Producer:Produced and bottled by Athair Wines; Rutherford, California.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Sonoma Coast, California.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $32.00 (with a 20% discount)

Purchased From: Total Wine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Crab imperial; green salad with tomatoes and artisan dressing.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened and corked 24 hours (this was the second tasting of what was left over from dinner the night before); served chilled. Light wheat straw color. Vanilla, honeysuckle blossoms and oak aromas. Creamy pear and apple taste that continues through the long finish that had a slight lemon taste. Not much acidity but lots of smooth creamy taste that complemented the rich crab. For me it was what I would call a “Typical California Chardonnay” and for the $39.99 list price I think there are many others, of equal quality, that have a lower cost…as a result I can’t recommend it.

    She said: This Chardonnay had a big bold aroma and flavor, and this full flavored wine was delicious with crab imperial. The creamy texture and long vanilla/oak finish went perfectly with the crab but there are other California Chardonnay’s at a much lower price point.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 14.4%

Bar code:8 57287 00102 8