Big Gains

Dark straw.  Big floral nose hinting at peat and toast with effusive briar and a lil rubber band. Not-quite-ripe pineapple and chalky minerality.  Serious polish visible in the nose but NOTHING like some of the fat oak-ridden bombs I have previously aged almost a decade.  Yes, I drink Chardonnay, people.  Sheesh.  Bright and spicy, fabulous acid, some wet concrete and finishes with a slight burn.

2007 GAINEY Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills Santa Ynez Valley Santa Barbara  13-9

http://www.gaineyvineyard.com

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