Tasting Note                         

92+   2014  Failla   Sonoma Coast Chardonnay    7/17/18  ($38)

   13.9% alc
Color: Light gold. (3.0) Bouquet: Crisp pear, powdered sugar and lively minerality, also slightly buttery, but no oak flavors to speak of. (3.5) Body: Solid middleweight with excellent fruit, acidity and minerality. Smooth, slightly tangy mouthfeel. (3.0) Flavor: Parallels bouquet. Delicious. (3.5) Finish: Attractive with length, but not as expressive as the flavor. (3.0)
Overall: The lively pear fruit is delicious without being at all heavy, also shows highlights of tangy minerals and powdered sugar. All of this is backed up by excellent acidity. A very pretty, but also hedonistic pleasure from the Sonoma Coast. Drink now and in the next 4 years. (16)

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