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Pali Wine Co. 2009 Charm Acres Chardonnay -- Wine Review

Sonoma Coast, CA

Our Selection for Wine of the Week February 21, 2011


A bottle of Pali Wine Co. 2009 Charm Acres Chardonnay, our Wine of the Week review

Pali Wine Co.
2009 Charm Acres Chardonnay

Sonoma Coast, California

Pali is one of the youngest artisan wineries gaining attention for boutique, American Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The company was founded in 2005 by Pinot lovers Tim Perr and Scott Knight and named for the pair's hometown, Pacific Palisades, CA. The winery makes an affordable line called their Cuvée wines, which are appellation specific. Pali's premium-level wines explore some of the most noted, cool climate West Coast vineyards and are geared more toward Pinot Noir connoisseurs and collectors. The 2009 Charm Acres Chardonnay is part of the Cuvée collection, showcasing the classic notes of the Sonoma Coast. On the nose the wine offers apple, pear, citrus and wildflowers. In the mouth there's tart apple, Asian pear and lime with faint minerality at the back of the palate and a hint of vanilla on its medium-length finish. Try it with winter food classics like turkey with gravy or London Broil. The wine's tart acidity would also make it a refreshing match for a bacon and egg quiche or even fried chicken.

Rating: 13.5/20
Price:
$24


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