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 Review by Clinton Stark

    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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