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One of the most serious English Sparkling producers. This historic estate has been in the Goring family since 1743. The tiny 16-acre vineyard is close-planted on a steep south-facing chalk escarpment described as 'similar to the Côte des Blancs' in Champagne. The fruit is picked very selectively with quality being the absolute focus. The grapes are pressed gently using a traditional Coquard press. After three years on the lees this wine, composed of 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay & 22% Pinot Meunier, is hand disgorged and balanced with a minimal dosage of just 4g/L. It has a fine counterbalance between toasty richness and power from the wines élevage in Burgundian French Oak barrels, with racy acidity, tension and a focused chalky minerality.

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Jun262007

Top California Chardonnay

Simply put, these are top of the line California Chardonnay's that are rapidly outselling all their rivals. Read what the press has to say and you'll see why... just don't wait too long.

2005 Beringer Private Reserve Napa Chardonnay ($29.98)

93 points Robert Parker: "A big offering, the full-bodied 2005 Chardonnay Private Reserve reveals notions of hazelnuts intermixed with honeyed pineapple, poached pears, and toasty oak. Well-made with good acidity, beautiful richness, and a vibrant, long finish, it should drink well for 4-5 years." (12/06) 92 points and "Highly Recommended" by the Wine Spectator: "Smoky, toasty oak aromas show riper, richer fruit flavors on the palate, with a medley of ripe fig, melon, apricot and spice nuances. The flavors turn delicate and complex on the finish. Drink now through 2010." From Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar "Bright, pale yellow. Sexy aromas of tropical fruits, truffle and smoky oak. Big, rich, full and ripe, with hints of exotic fruits and musky lees. In an opulent style but with good shape. Sexy chardonnay with considerable early appeal." (May/June 2007) This is possibly the most complex and interesting Private Reserve chardonnay bottling from Beringer in years. Full of layered, smoky, fig and dried apricot fruit this is suprizingly concentrated on the mid-palate leading to a deep, lengthy finish that shows off carmelized oak notes along with a refreshing citrus note. Well worth the "Reserve" tag. (Bryan Brick, K&L) http://www.klwines.com/product.asp?sku=1027193

2003 Newton "Unfiltered" Napa Chardonnay ($39.99)

95 points Robert Parker: "Consistently one of California’s finest, longest-lived Chardonnays is Newton’s Unfiltered Chardonnay, and the 2002 is drinking spectacularly well. Moreover, it is capable of lasting another 4-5 years. However, the light green/gold-colored 2003 Unfiltered Chardonnay plays it closer to the vest. It displays hints of marmalade, caramel, liquid rocks, and honeysuckle, good background acidity, more obvious structure and backwardness than the previous two vintages, excellent weight, and a long finish. This beautiful Chardonnay is reminiscent of a top premier cru from Chassagne-Montrachet. Enjoy it over the next 5-7 years." (12/05) 92 Points and two stars from Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine: "More than once in the past, Newton's unfiltered Chardonnay has won accolades here, and this newest rendition keeps the winery's string of successes in tact. As usual a very big, very rich wine that pulls no punches as regards ripeness and size, it is a deep and uncannily well-fruited opus with more than enough center to support its liberal oak. It comes with the usual glitch of being a bit too hot, but when richness like this is the reward, a little heat is easy to take." (March 2006) http://www.klwines.com/product.asp?sku=1019434

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