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Three Sisters Vineyard “Sea Ridge Meadow” Chardonnay 2005

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

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Review

Medium gold. Enticing aromas evoke melon, white peach, mango and yellow rose, with subtle leesiness adding depth and complexity. Deep pit and exotic fruit flavors are braced by zesty acidity, picking up mint and nutmeg with air. Becomes chewy on the finish but maintains energy and focus, leaving gingerbread and smoky minerals in its wake. The slowest to open and most youthful of this set of chardonnays; I'd hold it for at least another two years before cracking a bottle.