Crossbarn Chardonnay 2008, Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma Valley
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Gold colour with medium intensity on the nose.
Positives: Well balanced Chard that is smooth & easy to drink. Paul Hobbs has done a wonderful job with his entry level Chard which exhibits classic Chardonnay notes of lemon, apples, nectarines, pineapple & limestone. In addition, you'll find some creaminess from the butter popcorn, peaches & cream corn. This Chard is medium+ body & length, well balanced especially between the oak & the fruit.
Interesting Things: Paul Hobbs is one of the masters in producing excellent California Chardonnays & this one is half the price of his mid to higher end wines. The bottle has a cork screw so drink now or cellar for next 3 years.
Drink on its own or pair it with snow crab & drawn butter.
Tasted: 3 Nov 11.
Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10, Total: 18/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4
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