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cAlIFORnIA: cHARdOnnAy Kistler Chardonnnay McCrea Vineyard Sonoma Mountain 2012 $139 per bottle Kistler Chardonnays come from some of the finest terroirs in Sonoma. Its McRea Vineyard is rich in limestone and volcanic rock, producing an intense, mineral driven and very Burgundian wine. "The elegance of the 2012 Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard is obvious… This is a lovely, delicately oaked, flavorful Chardonnay..." RP 94 (1753085) Tyler Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley 2012 $49 per bottle Justin Willett 's winemaking style is heavily inf luenced by Burgundy, but with a modern twist. He works with some of the oldest vineyard blocks in the Santa Barbara County to create site-specific Chardonnays of great purity and intensity. "One of the top Chardonnays in the vintage. Loaded with mineral- laced stone fruits, salt water and white f lowers, it has incredible purity, building richness and a crystalline-like quality that keeps you coming back to the glass." WA 95 (1753082) Rochioli Estate Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2012 $55 per bottle The Rochioli family has been making wine in California since the 1930s and setting the pace in Russian River since the 1960s as true visionaries. Today, a member of the third generation, Tom Rochioli is one of the most respected grower-winemakers in the region. Exceptionally high quality year after year has been his hallmark. "…Orange marmalade, caramelized citrus, honeysuckle and background wet gravelly minerality. Medium-bodied and loaded with fruit…" WA 91 (1753075) MORe califORnia chaRdOnnays

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