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2012 The Hilt Chardonnay Vanguard

  • 95 WA
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SKU: 419663-2012-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    One of the top Chardonnays reviewed in this report, Dees' 2012 Chardonnay Vanguard is a thrilling effort that excels on all accounts. Coming from Sanford & Benedict (40-year-old vines) and Solomon Hills (12-year-old vines) and tiny yields, it was aged 11 months in 85% new French oak prior to bottling. Giving up beautifully defined and focused aromas and flavors of stone fruits, citrus peel, brioche and a salty, flint-like quality, this awesome Chardonnay flows onto the palate with medium-bodied richness, perfectly integrated acidity and a seamless, silky finish that just keeps going. Enjoy this beauty over the coming 5-7 years, although I see no need to delay gratification either.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
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  • Collector Data For This Wine

    • 15 bottles owned
    • 6 collectors