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Rutini Encuentro Chardonnay Uco Valley 2014
Variety/style: Chardonnay
Country: Argentina
Region: Argentina
Vintage: 2014
Size: 750 ML
Product Code: 000078114
Availability: Limited Distribution
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Chairman's Selection®

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“Buttery and rich, with ripe apple and baked pear flavors that are full of exotic spicy notes. Creamy accents linger on the sculpted finish alongside hints of flan. Drink now through 2018.”
*88 points Wine Spectator Online, 2016

“The 2014 Encuentro Chardonnay is produced with estate grapes from their vineyards in Tupungato and Altamira in the Uco Valley. They have lower yields in these vineyards. The whole clusters are pressed and the must fermented in oak barrels (50% of them new) and the wine stays in barrel for ten months with battonage. It has a textbook nose of a barrel-fermented Chardonnay with the aromas of lees, smoke, toast, yellow plums and apples with some sweet spices thrown into the mix. The palate shows intense, penetrating flavors and a creamy texture.”
*88 points Wine Advocate, August 2015