2010 Joseph Phelps / Freestone Vineyards Chardonnay "Fogdog"
Sonoma Coast, California
WB Rating: 87

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $35.00 (Winery)
Type: Chardonnay
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As always, this wine is really easy to like. Ripe, almost sweet-feeling apricot and lemon-curd fruit with a heavy dose of butterscotch and caramel and an edge of leesiness. SImilar in many ways to the now-discontinued "Ovation" Chardonnay, though with somewhat less intensity. Good acid balance to keep it fresh, but less energetic than earlier vintages. Very good, though to my taste a step behind the excellent 2009. - HK 2012-10-26


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