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Casa de la Cruz Chardonnay 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Minerals, sweet wood, a whiff of butter all coalesce over a core of pineapple and lime fruit. With air, this turns quite smoky. Nice entry. Bright and firm with rich, creamy fruit, vanilla and pineapple along with toasty cedar wood tones. There’s a bit of butter on the palate that leads to a somewhat harsh, smoky and woody finish. Time may help sort things out here. The base wine is very nice, but the oak treatment is just too heavy handed here for me. 87pts

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Winery: Casa de la Cruz
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Casa de la Cruz:
Casa de la Cruz wines are a companion label of Keller Estate Winery. These lovely entry level Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines are made from 100% estate fruit.
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Editorial Reviews for Casa de la Cruz Chardonnay

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,772
3.50 5
01/24/2012

Minerals, sweet wood, a whiff of butter all coalesce over a core of pineapple and lime fruit. With air, this turns quite smoky. Nice entry. Bright and firm with rich, creamy fruit, vanilla and pineapple along with toasty cedar wood tones. There’s a bit of butter on the palate that leads to a somewhat harsh, smoky and woody finish. Time may help sort things out here. The base wine is very nice, but the oak treatment is just too heavy handed here for me. 87pts


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Snooth User: shsim
10326661,287
2.50 5
03/29/2012

This was part of a wine flight at San Diego Wine Co. More on the tastings at http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/03/showdown-saturday.html



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