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2013 MERRY EDWARDS CHARDONNAY OLIVET LANE 750ML
2013 MERRY EDWARDS CHARDONNAY OLIVET LANE 750ML
 
Bottle Price $74.99
Year 2013
Size 750ML
Color White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country United States

Product Code: 2813304
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RATINGS: 96pts Wine Enthusiast

Winemaker's Comments: I am delighted to be able to share with you another resplendent vintage of Chardonnay from Olivet Lane. This heritage property is located on a benchland overlooking the Laguna de Santa Rosa. Over 40-plus years, the deep, gravelly loam soils here have nurtured vines developing large trunks and deep roots. Sadly, its AxR rootstock is gradually succumbing to phylloxera, with fewer canes bearing precious fruit each year.

Flaxen, with flecks of white gold, even the color of this wine is regal. The aroma is inviting, multifaceted and bright. Floral scents of honeysuckle, lemon verbena, cherry blossoms and white roses are interlaced with creamy lemon custard, tarte tatin and crème brûlée. Layers of ripe nectarine, peach, yellow raspberry and pink lady apple add a full-fruited dimension.

The palate is rich and full on the entry, showing fig, mandarin orange and papaya. Balanced with bright, lively acidity, the mouthfeel created is classic Russian River Valley through and through. The finale is a long, lingering finish, accented with a touch of hazelnut and vanilla.


TASTING NOTES:

"(T)his bottling begs to be explored. It’s beguiling from the beginning, with unexpected shots of soy, corn nuts and gamy charcuterie. Big, structured tannins support juicy flavors of black cherry and raspberry, resulting in a complex, velvety mouthfeel. Flourishes of dark chocolate and cardamom tease on the finish."-
Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, June 2016
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