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Byington Winery

2006 Chardonnay
Santa Cruz Mountains

The 2006 Quenneville Chardonnay represents the Santa Cruz Mountains perfectly. The wines made from this vineyard are grown up elegant Chards, not young, reckless or impatient wines that rush across your palate and are gone before you know it. At first approach the wine reveals a nutty aroma; and the backbone of caramelized oak that leaves you longing for a taste. As you sip the wine, you’re swept away in its velvety texture and heavy weight on the palate. The finish is crisp and to the point, yet it lingers with the flavor of surlies aging. All in all, this wine is a total package, one that should not be taken lightly. Cellar some for the next 5 years to see how it ages, but certainly have a glass tonight as it very approachable right now.

Rating: 88
A throw back to the 80's. If you enjoyed the Raymonds and ZD's of this era, with big flavor and oak, you'll appreciate this wine.
Pairs well with Light cheeses, game hen, roasted chicken
Reviewed by: Drummerhwk

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