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EL MOLINO 12 CH
Item: #218740
Bottle Size: 750ML
$59.95
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EL MOLINO 2012 CHARDONNAY RUTHERFORD 750mL

El Molino was established back in 1871. The winery, along with the historic label, was resurrected in 1981 by Reg Oliver who focused on incomparable Chardonnay and distinctive Pinot from an appellation admittedly more famed for Cabernet Sauvignon. He left a legacy of environmental stewardship and enthusiasm for Burgundy varietals that has not been lost on his daughter Lily and her husband, Jon Berlin (Jon & Lily pictured top right). Lilly moved to the winery with the family when she was nine, and since child labor was never frowned upon, there was a lot to be learned by the age-old tradition of apprenticeship under her father. Lily uses these time-honored techniques to fashion a Chardonnay of impeccable balance that can age for decades!

2012 produced a wine with ripe, dense, and saturated flavors while maintaining weight, structure, and length. This Chardonnay reveals a gorgeous, complex array of aromas, with lifted Rangpur lime, ruby grapefruit, and lime flowers to the fore. Wet stone, oatmeal, and white pepper are revealed in the glass with further aeration. The palate is rich and viscous with satin texture and lovely length. You could age this wine for eight to ten years, however will-power will be requred as it is drinking beautifully now.
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