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N°81 Chardonnay Reviews

Score: Silver | September 9, 2013 | International Wine Channel TV Awards
Score: 88 | March 1, 2013 | Wine Enthusiast
Rich and ripe, this wine has orange, mango, apricot and vanilla flavors, accented by bright acidity. It offers immediate appeal to fans of the oak-driven Chardonnay style.
Score: Silver | February 1, 2013 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: Silver | June 26, 2012 | Riverside International Wine Competition
Score: 89 | June 1, 2012 | Wine Enthusiast
Lots of zesty, mouthwatering acidity in this Chardonnay. The pineapple, crème brûlée, buttered toast and vanilla flavors are so rich that they require balance, which the zippy acidity provides. Maybe a touch too oaky, but that’s a matter of personal preference.
Score: 87 | June 1, 2012 | Wine & Spirits
A soft, round chardonnay with scents of almond flan and butter beans, this is balanced for cream-sauced fish. (500 cases)
Score: 91, Editor's Choice | July 1, 2011 | Wine Enthusiast
Go elsewhere if you’re looking for a big, oaky Chardonnay fruit bomb. This one is controlled and elegant, offering tantalizing hints of pineapples, minerals, sweet cream, buttered toast and spices. The acidity is mouthwatering. An elegant, food-friendly wine at a good price. — S.H. (7/1/2011)