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Kuleto Estate Chardonnay Napa Valley 2005

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Lightly toasty on the nose with intense notes of lemon oil, bitter orange marmalade and, tropical fruits and anis emerging from the glass. Nice and bright on entry with a soft richness that barely contains the bright fruit, acid, and subtle hint of wood tannin. While not for the faint of heart this is well balanced and finishes with an intense, full throttle dose of rich, almondy, very ripe orchard fruit. Shows a bit of heat on the finish. 91pts

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Region: USA » California » Napa
Winery: Kuleto Estate  
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Kuleto Estate:
In 1992, culinary entrepreneur Pat Kuleto assembled five parcels from cattle ranchers to create a 761-acre ranch of wild hillside land on the eastern edge of the Napa Valley. Marrying the eye of a master designer and the heart of a vintner, Pat perceived the vast potential for a world-class vineyard on the mountainous land overlooking Lake Hennessey, Pritchard Hill and the towns of Rutherford... Read more
In 1992, culinary entrepreneur Pat Kuleto assembled five parcels from cattle ranchers to create a 761-acre ranch of wild hillside land on the eastern edge of the Napa Valley. Marrying the eye of a master designer and the heart of a vintner, Pat perceived the vast potential for a world-class vineyard on the mountainous land overlooking Lake Hennessey, Pritchard Hill and the towns of Rutherford and St. Helena. For Pat, the building of his rustically elegant Tuscan-style home, Villa Cucina, and the planting of the surrounding Kuleto Estate vineyards represented the next step in the evolution of a life committed to gracious living and excellence. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Kuleto Estate Chardonnay Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,950
4.50 5
10/12/2010

Lightly toasty on the nose with intense notes of lemon oil, bitter orange marmalade and, tropical fruits and anis emerging from the glass. Nice and bright on entry with a soft richness that barely contains the bright fruit, acid, and subtle hint of wood tannin. While not for the faint of heart this is well balanced and finishes with an intense, full throttle dose of rich, almondy, very ripe orchard fruit. Shows a bit of heat on the finish. 91pts




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