Toasted Head Chardonnay 2013, California

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$15.95 (594341)

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86 pts
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Critic Reviews (3)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is a very popular wine probably because it is just what the name implies: a smoky, toasty style of ripe...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Considerably less woody and caramel flavoured than the previous vintage, a big step in the right direction towards...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is almost a throwback to the 70s (I keep thinking of big hair bands when I taste). Loud, exaggerated, almost...

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Community Reviews (2)

Jason LeBlanc
Jason LeBlanc

Very nice

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2013 Toasted Head Chardonnay (that comes in crooked bottle) contains a touch of Viognier and is aged in American, Eastern European and French Oak barrels for 9 months. It has inviting aromas of luscious vanilla, oak, coconut, butter and yellow apple on the nose as well as the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry/dry, integrated wine; BALANCED with surprisingly fresh acidity and an extra-long, wood imparted finish. This is a sipper if one is a big, oaky chard lover and will go well with cheeses; drink now to 2025 (composite cork enclosure). My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 89-90 pts – recommended for quality and value, but note that this wine doesn’t have much notable fruit and is quite oak influenced. Tasted in Apr/15 at 'LTO Chardonnay tasting' http://grapeselections.com/lto-chardonnay-tasting/.

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