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Pearson's USD 53.99 750ml

Diatom Hana Shinobu Chardonnay 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Eemerges from the glass with flowers, pears and white peaches, all of which come together on a rich, broad-shouldered frame. Intense saline notes inform the finish. This is a pointed, focused wine that encapsulates the austere Diatom style." WA 8/12

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  • 2011

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Winery: Diatom
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Diatom:
For over forty million years, the diatom has been a crucial source of food for marine life and carbon dioxide for all living organisms on earth. Encased by a microscopic, jewel-like shell extracted from the water, these skeletons of silica fossilize on the ocean floor forming a bed of diatomite. Replete with this chalky white earth, the Santa Rita Hills serve as an ideal platform to explore ... Read more
For over forty million years, the diatom has been a crucial source of food for marine life and carbon dioxide for all living organisms on earth. Encased by a microscopic, jewel-like shell extracted from the water, these skeletons of silica fossilize on the ocean floor forming a bed of diatomite. Replete with this chalky white earth, the Santa Rita Hills serve as an ideal platform to explore and exploit this instrumental medium in our world. These soils, coupled with the severe marine influence from the oceans of their provenance, warrant attentive execution. 2008 marks the fourth harvest of this project, utilizing the Clos Pepe, Babcock and Huber vineyards in the appellation as voices for place. Through these three small and specific sites, there will be a journey through solitude, tranquility and the transitory nature of life. The concept and wines are presented by owner/producer Greg Brewer. Read less

External Reviews for Diatom Hana Shinobu Chardonnay

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Pale yellow. Complex fragrant bouquet of pear skin melon and ginger along with a bright mineral overtone. Succulent orchard fruit and honeydew flavors are brightened by zesty lemon peel and floral qualities and pick up a hint of minerality on the back end. Lithe bit powerful chardonnay with excellent finishing clarity and cut. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2013

Pale yellow. Complex fragrant bouquet of pear skin melon and ginger along with a bright mineral overtone. Succulent orchard fruit and honeydew flavors are brightened by zesty lemon peel and floral qualities and pick up a hint of minerality on th... Stephen Tanzers IWC A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2011 2011 Diatom Hana Shinobu Chardonnay 750ml



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Eemerges from the glass with flowers, pears and white peaches, all of which come together on a rich, broad-shouldered frame. Intense saline notes inform the finish. This is a pointed, focused wine that encapsulates the austere Diatom style." WA 8/12

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