Clos Pegase Chardonnay Hommage Mitsuko's Vineyard 2014 750ml
SKU 787509

Clos Pegase Chardonnay Hommage Mitsuko's Vineyard 2014

Carneros - California - United States

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Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
The 2014 Chardonnay Hommage is a real beauty, offering up notes of orange blossom, buttered citrus, caramelized apples and subtle oak as well as medium to full body, outstanding concentration, and a long, rich, yet zesty finish. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
Bursting with aromas of bakers spice, brioche and apple blossoms, this chardonnay has all the hallmarks of Carneros terroir. Bright acidity counterbalances ripe fruit, verging int the melon, cantaloupe and pear, spectrum, whilst keeping some green apple flavors for balance. The soft touch of oak helps support the complexity and depth of the wine, giving a touch of vanilla alongside the more secondary characteristics of fresh croissant and toasty hazelnuts. The palate is long and evolving allowing the drinker to savor all the character and intensity this wine has to offer. 475 six-packs produced.

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