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Watson Ranch Chardonnay 2019

Delectable Wine

The 2019 Chardonnay Watson Ranch is open-knit and seductive. Orchard fruit, chamomile, spice and dried herbs all meld together in a pliant Chardonnay that offers a striking mix of textural richness and energy. Watson Ranch is the southernmost vineyard in Napa Valley, a cool-climate pocket that yields a Chardonnay of real distinction. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2021)
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OMG, what a tasting Mike!
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Agreed with Martin


Mike: don’t want to be too forward here, but can I be your best friend?


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N: Dark/Black cherries and soil. Underbrush. Plums. Slight balsam.
P: Plums, then deep blackness, acidity right in the pocket. Carried by good acidity and gentle tannins.

Thanks@Lyle Fass selections.
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