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Tasting Notes August 11, 2013

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2012 Michael David Chardonnay

Wow, what a delicious wine! Very surprised by the friendly $16 price tag of this well crafted Chardonnay from Lodi, 68% barrel fermented in new French oak (40%). Very buttery in the California style. Tropical and Mango flavors. It's a new offering from this quality family owned winery and recommended.

2009 Chat Lyonnat Emotion Lussac

Very delighted by this wine (over 80% Merlot) with great balance on the palate and pronounced flavors of blackberry, blueberry, and black currant. Pleasant finish. Spectacular with salmon.  It is produced on 10 hectares of very old vines, on a limestone-clay soil. Manually harvested, with a rigorous selection at ultimate ripeness and severe sorting.

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