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Bottle Price $37.99
Year 2014
Size 750ML
Color White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country United States

Product Code: 2814290

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RATINGS: 92pts Wine Spectator

The first US brand developed by the Taub family, owners of leading importer Palm Bay International, Au Contraire represents the familys return to their roots in the California wine business. This charming French expression, Au Contraire, was used often by Palm Bays beloved founder David S. Taub, usually preceding an insight that took a turn from conventional wisdom. President & CEO Marc D. Taub fittingly adopted his fathers favorite saying to embody a new project that takes Palm Bay in a somewhat unexpected and exciting direction: domestic wines. After decades of bringing gems from around the globe to American consumers, Au Contraire is the debut new release from the Taub Family Vineyards selections. This new domestic portfolio is designed to complement Palm Bays renowned import selection, and exemplify a commitment to developing outstanding wines from key California appellations.

The wine is a blend of vineyard sites within Russian River Valley with a small percentage from Sonoma Coast. The highly selected, premium growing sites produce complex fruit with firm acidity and a rich body. The wine is 100% barrel fermented for a rich, elegant style wine.

TASTING NOTES: Wine Spectator 92 points- Rich and well oaked, giving the exotic fig, honeysuckle, melon and apricot flavors excellent density, focus, depth and persistence. Smoky oak sustains the flavors and adds complexity. Drink now. 600 cases made. JL.December/2017
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