Original tasting and review : This is Cameron Hughes Chardonnay, Lot 417, Monterey County, California, 2012, finished at 13.9% alcohol and first sampled 3 years from vintage date, in July, 2015.
In the glass: Lemon color with a hint of orange.
On the nose: Poured at chilled temperature and swirled vigorously, shows deep, buttery fruit with pear. From the aroma, seems like this will be full, fat and fresh.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact full yet sleek, clean yet somehow sweet, crispy yet luscious. Soft fresh pear predominates, light hints of oaky depths come through too.
In summary: Overall, rates an easy four stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, and gains an equally big plus for its balance and pleasantness. Awesome value!
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