| 1998 Picchetti Winery Chardonnay Leslie's Estate|
Santa Cruz Mountains, California
WB Rating: 90
Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $20.00 (Whole Foods)
Principal varietal(s): 100% Chardonnay
Excellent Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay that has a lot in common with some Ridge Chardonnays we've had in the past. Big, oaky, buttery, toasty nose with notes of roasted nuts. But has enough fruit (spiced apples with a touch of the tropical) to handle the oak. Refreshingly high acidity keeps the wine vibrant even at this "advanced" age. Good buy on sale at $20. Usual retail is $30+. - WB team 2002-08-18
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