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95 Points Wine Enthusiast
Energetic aromas of lemon peel, crushed chalk, shiso leaf, crushed oyster shells and light mint show on the sizzling nose of this bottling. The palate is fascinatingly mineral-driven, offering wet rocks and more seashells, but also waves of tangerine cream and grapefruit peel. Drink through 2038.
Our acclaimed Bien Nacido Estate Chardonnay is sourced from our W Block on the easternmost bench of our estate - one of the windiest in the region - where original Wente clones were planted on their own roots back in 1973.
Very distinct Pleasanton Shale can be seen throughout this block, with some limestone outcroppings visible throughout. Much like in Burgundy, we harvest the oldest vines here exclusively for our Estate Chardonnay.
This exceptional selection is distinguished by a tropical tone of fresh pineapple, bright acidity and a notable spice from our limited use of oak. It is always whole-cluster pressed, native fermented and aged in 20% new Damy barrels produced in Meursault. Because our Estate Chardonnay has great acidity, it always goes through 100% malolactic conversion, and is aged for a total of 16 months in both wood and steel.
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General Shipping Policies:
It is ideal for the package to be received on the first delivery attempt especially when the weather is warm or extremely cold.
All alcoholic beverages purchased from this site are sold in the state of Florida and title passes to the buyer in Florida. Craft & Curd makes no representation to the legal rights of anyone to ship or import alcoholic beverages into any state outside of Florida. The buyer is solely responsible for the shipment of alcoholic beverage products. By placing an order with Craft & Curd, buyer authorizes Craft & Curd to act on buyer’s behalf to engage a common carrier to deliver buyer’s order.
Shipping wine around the country is very expensive. We charge about a third less than what it actually costs us. If you need to return your order (or if the wine gets returned back to us because you were unable to receive it after 3 attempts and you didn't email us to make other arrangements), we need to collect a return shipping fee that is up to double the amount of the shipping you paid. Upon receiving the wine back we will refund for the wine minus the initial shipping cost. In the event that we make a mistake we work with you to fix whatever went wrong at no additional cost to you.
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