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1995 Kalin Cellars Chardonnay Cuvee WChardonnay from United States

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  • 95 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

95

The 20-year-old 1995 Chardonnay Cuvee W that’s just being released is from the Old Wente clone and, again, 100% from the Wente Estate Vineyard. This was aged for ten months in French oak, of which 50% was new, and bottled without filtration in 1996. Now, 19 years later, Terry Leighton is releasing it. The color is suspiciously dark gold, which at first brings up the specter of oxidation, but the wine is not the least bit “old.” It is fresh, lively and explodes on the mouth with fresh white currants, quince, honeysuckle, buttery brioche, white peach and tropical fruits. The wine looks bizarre, but tastes great, and in many ways reflects its eccentric owner. This is a full-bodied wine with great acidity, and only fate knows how much longer it will last, but I suspect it’s got at least another decade in it.

Product Detail

Item # 101514
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Sonoma
Ratings

95 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 1995
Color White
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla