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1996 Meridian Vineyards Chardonnay Coastal Reserve

  • 88 WA
  • 92 WS
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SKU: 53887-1996-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Beautifully crafted, this California white is rich, complex, concentrated and sharply focused, with layers of ripe pear, fig, peach and honeydew melon. Turns elegant and spicy on a long, lingering finish that echoes fruit and vanilla. Hard to go wrong at this price and score. 15,000 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    This wine possesses Burgundian-like aromas of roasted nuts, and smoky, leesy fruit intertwined with exotic coconut scents have resulted in a rich, medium-bodied, honeyed, hedonistic style of Chardonnay. This is an attractive, in-your-face Chardonnay to drink over the next year.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 2 bottles owned
    • 2 collectors