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Alamos Chardonnay 2008
Golden in color, the 2008 Alamos Chardonnay exhibits a fresh aromatic profile with ripe citrus fruit, layers of floral notes and a touch of vanilla. The mouthfeel is full, clean and crisp with pear, apple and a touch of grapefruit along with sweet spice. All this culminates into a bright, crisp finish with refreshing acidity and balance.
Ripe and languid, with tasty pear, buttered almond and fig notes that glide through the toasty, medium-weight finish. Drink now.Score: 86. —James Molesworth, 2010.
The 2008 Chardonnay was aged for 9 months in seasoned French oak with 10% of the wine also seeing time in new oak. Medium straw-colored, it has a pleasant aromatic array of toast, baked apple, and pear. Medium-bodied, on the palate it has a smooth texture, ripe flavors, and good balance. More concentration would have resulted in a higher score but this is a solid effort for its humble price point.Score: 86. —Jay Miller, August 2009.
Roll out the barrel as far as aromas go; it's got a lot of toast and popcorn. The palate is creamy and smooth, with apple, peach and a fairly high level of sweetness. Regular on the finish, with some leftover popcorn and spiced apple.Score: 85. —Michael Schachner, February 01, 2010.
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