Monthly Archives: October 2014

Lauren Ashton Cellars 2011 chardonnay

Was hoping for better but this was a tough vintage… Tasted at 53-63 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: light gold. Nose: lemon, grapefruit, singe of oak, supermarket bread. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied. Tail trail: 7 seconds. Flavors: green apple, nectarine, … Continue reading

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Beringer Vineyards Luminus 2012 Oak Knoll District chardonnay

Pleasant, but overpriced. Tasted at 57-62 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: luminescent gold. Nose: lemon, chopped pecans. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied. Tail trail: 10 seconds with a vibrant mid-palate lift. Flavors: lemon zest, nectarines, orange rind, bitter pear. Alcohol: 14.3%. … Continue reading

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Vin du Lac 2012 Columbia Valley chardonnay

If you’re in the local wine industry here, you can plan your obit around the month of October. If you make it past Halloween (or, in Shona’s case, Beauty Pageant Day), consider yourself alive for another year. We lost a … Continue reading

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