Lee & Larrys 50-50

2011 Carneros Chardonnay

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With beautiful weight and roundness, and a crisp minerality, this is probably the finest of our 2011 Chardonnays from a textural standpoint. The blend knits together the richness of Lee’s Hudson-Wente Chardonnay, with the ethereal aromatics and lifted floral character of Larry’s Hyde-Wente grapes. Throughout, layers of vibrant citrus, honeydew, hazelnut, smoke and an earthy chalkiness mingle to create a complex wine. Our best 50-50 to date, this wine offers clearly delineated elements of what we love about both vineyards in a harmonious and fascinating whole.

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Accolades

  • 92 (+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
    “Hazy straw-yellow. Sexy toasty lees complement peach, hazelnut, spices and flowers on the rather Burgundian nose. Rich, ripe and smooth but with a firm edge of lemony acidity giving shape and thrust to the rather glyceral middle palate. Ultimately quite backward and in need of time in bottle; this struck me as a firmer version of the Hyde Vineyard bottling. Finishes with very good mineral lift.”

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