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Good juice…fabulous value

July 5, 2018

TheWineGuys look at the 2015 Chardonnay:

 

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Smith Madrone | 2015 | Chardonnay | Spring Mountain | Spring Mountain | You already know by the label it's good juice, and props to Smith Madrone for planting Chardonnay on a mountain when you could make 10x more money planting Cabernet. Notes of lemon peel, yellow apple, toasted nuts, apricot, unsalted butter, toasted oak, peach and spice. Real good integration of oak, just the right amount of toast that complements fine stone fruit and bright acidity. A kick of spice on the finish rounds it out to be quite a well balanced Chardonnay that won't bog you down with mega oak and butter bombing. It's from the mountains so enjoy it over the next 8-10 years. Fabulous value. | 93+ points | $34 |

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