2008 Varner Bee Block Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay

SKU #500122

The incredible 2008 Chardonnay Bee Block has lovely flavors of honeysuckle, vanilla, creme brulee, buttered citrus, peach, and baked apple notes that stand out and come forward from this full-bodied, and just a brilliant finish. There's a 3 Bottle Limit Per-Order!

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ROBERT PARKER RATING: 97
ROBERT PARKER REVIEW: The prodigious 2008 Chardonnay Bee Block (Varner’s most prolific cuvee at 596 cases) is one of the greatest Chardonnays I have tasted this year. Outstanding length and intensity, full-bodied power, and copious notes of buttery citrus, honeysuckle, spring flowers, white currants, lemon, tropical fruit blossoms, and spice are found in this brilliant example of this mountain appellation. Drink it over the next decade or more.
This Santa Cruz Mountain operation is an outstanding, still under-the-radar source of terrific Chardonnay. This area has never had problems with phylloxera, so these are all from the directly rooted (no vines grafted on root stock) Spring Ridge Vineyard.
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Vintage 2008
Country United States
Region California
Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains
Bottle Size 750ml
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