TNR: Ella Valley Vineyard's Choice Chardonnay, 2005

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TNR: Ella Valley Vineyard's Choice Chardonnay, 2005

Postby EY Han » Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:47 pm

Hi Daniel,

I enjoyed this wine (brought from my cellar) this evening with a lot of quality raw fish (unfortunately all their yellowtail rolls were cooked fish, but they had a LOT of sea bass sashimi to distribute in platters and salad arangements :-) ) at the King David Citadel Hotel today, and I finally was able to find your tasting note from December (http://stratsplace.zeroforum.com/zerothread?id=15752):
Ella Valley Vineyards, Chardonnay, Vineyard's Choice, 2005: Reflecting its 11 months in oak with gentle vanilla, buttery and spice notes, this sparkling clear golden straw colored wine shows a complex and concentrated array of green pineapple, citrus and ripe pear fruits all leading to a long and generous finish. Full-bodied and still perhaps a bit coarse but everything you want is here in perfect order and all that is needed for this one to show its elegance is a bit more time in the bottle. Approachable now but best 2009-2012. Score 92. K (Tasted 2 Dec 2007)

Do you happen to have a more recent tasting of this? Thanks much in advance.

Best wishes,
E.Y.
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Re: TNR: Ella Valley Vineyard's Choice Chardonnay, 2005

Postby Daniel Rogov » Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:45 am

Eugen, Hi...

I have had that wine on several occasions while at restaurants (not blind of course) but saw no need to update the tasting note. In general, unless a wine undergoes a dramatic change, tasting notes for fine wines made within the year can be taken as "current".

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Re: TNR: Ella Valley Vineyard's Choice Chardonnay, 2005

Postby Menach N » Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:55 am

Rogov hi
can you please share your TN on this wine
Please and Thank you
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Re: TNR: Ella Valley Vineyard's Choice Chardonnay, 2005

Postby Daniel Rogov » Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:58 am

Menach, Hi....

Eugen quotes my tasting note in full on the opening post on this thread.

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Re: TNR: Ella Valley Vineyard's Choice Chardonnay, 2005

Postby Menach N » Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:06 am

oops ! sorry didnt see that
Thank you Rogov !!
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