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Estancia Chardonnay 2008

Recommendation: Not Recommended

Winery/Producer: Estancia Estates

Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Geographic Origin: Pinnacles Ranches; Monterey, California

Vintage: 2008

Price: $8.99

Purchased From: Ralphs Grocery Store; Encino, California

Paired With: Balsanic chicken with spinach and couscous.

Tasting:

    He said: Only a fair Chardonnay at best. Clear light color and a very thin fruity bouquet. Full body with a tart taste that has a back-of-the-tong bitterness. At $8.99 there are lots of better Chardonnay wines available.

    She said: Astringent bouquet. Full bodied with some vanilla flavor but bitter taste. Long finish, but not smooth.

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