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J. Wilkes Chardonnay 2012

J. Wilkes Chardonnay 2012

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Aromas of white roses and citrus. Flavors of hazelnut and vanilla with a light minerality, crisp acidity and a lingering oak finish. You can pair this Chardonnay with shrimp risotto, cheeses and fruit.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Maria Valley
Brand J. Wilkes
Alcohol/vol 13.8%
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Wine EnthusiastStarting off with grapefruit soda and apple-pear cider aromas, this well-priced Chardonnay is made by the Miller family of Bien Nacido Vineyard fame in honor of the brand's late founder. It features the steadily evolving flavor profile of wines twice its price. The citrus soda element is first, followed by a distinct, slightly bitter pear-peel profile on the midpalate, finishing with lingering vanilla toffee.

Matt Kettmann, September 1, 2014