“Brilliant” 95 Point Blind Tasting Surprise = FREE SHIPPING

In a recent blind tasting of 2013 Chardonnays a very smaller producer ran away with the big prize!

The lineup of 2013 Chardonnays included:

  • Dehlinger 94 Pts
  • Hartford “Stone Cote” 95 Pts
  • Chasseur “Graton” 94 Pts
  • The Hilt “Old Guard” 95 Pts
  • Seasmoke 95 Pts
  • Del Dotto “Reserve Cinghiale” 95 Pts
  • North 95 Pts
  • DuMOL Chloe 96 Pts
  • Evening Land “Summum” 95 Pts
  • Auteur “Durrell” 95 Pts
My group of 12 tasters voted Auteur “Durrell” FIRST with 6 first, 4 second and 2 third place votes, ahead of DuMOL with 4 first, 5 secon and 3 third place votes, and Seasmoke with 2 first, 2 second no third place votes.

Auteur 2013 Chardonnay “Durrel” Sonoma Coast 
Retail 55.00 – GGWC 51.99
Use code AUTEUR during checkout

The wine over delivers on both nose and palate.  This small production single vineyard “Durrell” Chardonnay delivers a laser beam of aromatics and flavors. On the nose hints of green apple, tropical fruit that is followed on the lush palate by citrus, honeydew, mango and a touch of butter scotch and a whiff of citurs. Offering great depth and velocity, the wine finishes long with a hint of minerality.

Robert Parker 95 Points: “The 2013 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard saw 30% new oak but again no malolactic fermentation. This is a brilliant Chardonnay with full-bodied intensity, plenty of minerality, some subtle tropical fruits such as tangerine and mango, but more quince, white currants and citrus oil. It has the ability to last 5-7 years, if not longer.”

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