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88 • Johnson Estate 2011 Freelings Creek Reserve, Chardonnay, New York State $12.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of roasted apple and almond, tarragon, and pineapple yogurt with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart Meyer lemon, nougat, and mineral finish. A nice, crisp drier styled table wine reminiscent of Chablis. (tasted on Aug-03-2012)
88 • Save Me, San Francisco 2010 "Calling All Angels", Chardonnay, California $11.99. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Bright aromas and flavors of lemon strudel, pineapple and coconut tart with a soft, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, apple skin and melon kissed finish. A fun zesty white. (tasted on Aug-27-2012)
86 • Darcie Kent 2010 DeMayo Vineyard, Chardonnay, Livermore Valley $17.99.
Bright golden yellow color. Big buttery aromas of sautéed apple, vanilla and wood spice with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy citrus and nut snap on the finish. A nice oak driven chardonnay for sipping. (tasted on Aug-27-2012)
83 • Darcie Kent 2011 West Pinnacles Vineyard, Chardonnay, Monterey County $14.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of nut brittle, baked apples and lemon with a racy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart green pineapple and aspirin accented finish. (tasted on Aug-27-2012)