Matchbook Chardonnay 2016

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Item Number: 27912
Matchbook Chardonnay 2016

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WE: 92
Item Number: 27912
Wine Enthusiast 92
"This wine from Matchbook has been improving steadily over recent vintages and now it's taken a big step toward more finesse and less flash. A very soothing mouthfeel and generous, but not overt, flavors make a great combination in this creamy, yummy and full-bodied wine. It has everything from toasty oak and lemon curd to mild marzipan nuances that interlace with good acidity for a balanced palate and a lingering finish."

"Six different clones of Chardonnay were artfully blended to create this wine. All the grapes were picked at night and delivered to the winery before sunrise to ensure the fruit was crushed when cool. Clone 809 (the most exotic clone) was fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain the honeysuckle and orange blossom characters. The other clones were barrel fermented and received 100% aging in a combination of French, hybrid American and Hungarian oak barrels. We used yeast “cocktails” (a mixture of our winemaker’s favorite compatible yeasts) on all lots to allow complex fermentation characters to evolve in the wine. We stirred the lees twice a month for eight months to enhance texture and flavor."~Winery Notes

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5/5 stars
Another great wine. - Had this originally in a restaurant. It was the wine steward's recommendation. Excellent! And a good price to boot!
Posted by  on 6/21/18  [Verified]

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Information about Matchbook Chardonnay 2016

Bottles per case: 12

Type: Chardonnay

Winery: Matchbook

Region: California >  Dunnigan Hills

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