Stark Sips: 2008 La Follette Chardonnay, Mendocino Ridge ($48, 94 pts.)

    More floral, less buttery (win, win).

    2008 La Follette Chardonnay, Mendocino Ridge

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    VERDICT: "Smashing stuff"
    Mendocino Ridge
    Chardonnay, 14.5% alc.
    $48
    www.lafollettewines.com

    2008 La Follette Chardonnay

    2008 La Follette Chardonnay, Mendocino Ridge

    This crisp, structured white might be harder to find than your typical Chard (only 272 cases), but it’s a Clone 76/Dijon 809 work of art.

    More floral, less buttery (win, win).

    Peach, lemon.

    Just enough creaminess, and the tannins give it that underlying strength. It’s anything but flabby. Bottled unfiltered.

    $48, 94 pts. 272 cases

    2008 La Follette Chardonnay, Medocino Ridge

    Mendocino Ridge
    14.5% alc.
    $48
    www.lafollettewines.com

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