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The Hilt Vanguard Chardonnay 2014

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92-94 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "An embryonic wine, the 2014 Chardonnay Vanguard comes across as energetic and tightly wound, with tons of purity in its aromas and flavors. It will be interesting to see if the richness of Sanford & Benedict blossoms here, or if the 2014 will turn out to be a more energetic version of the Vanguard than we have seen in the past, which could be the case given a move towards larger barrels and stainless steel. The 2014 was aged in 80% new French oak barrels and 20% in steel, with 40% malolactic fermentation complete. Vineyard sources are Sanford & Benedict, Solomon Hills and Radian." 08/15

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Vintage: 2010 06/20/2014

Deep ruby. Sexy floral-accented dark berries and cherry on the highly perfumed nose. Offers deep black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and lively notes of orange zest and candied rose with a supple open-knit character. Taut and linear on a finish with impressive energy and persistent spiciness. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2009 10/22/2014

Red wine 2009 The Hilt Vanguard from USA Region Santa Barbara Grape Pinot Noir 75 cl Free Shipping Insurance


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2009 05/30/2014

Red wine 2009 The Hilt Vanguard from USA Region Santa Barbara Grape Pinot Noir 75 cl



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92-94 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "An embryonic wine, the 2014 Chardonnay Vanguard comes across as energetic and tightly wound, with tons of purity in its aromas and flavors. It will be interesting to see if the richness of Sanford & Benedict blossoms here, or if the 2014 will turn out to be a more energetic version of the Vanguard than we have seen in the past, which could be the case given a move towards larger barrels and stainless steel. The 2014 was aged in 80% new French oak barrels and 20% in steel, with 40% malolactic fermentation complete. Vineyard sources are Sanford & Benedict, Solomon Hills and Radian." 08/15

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