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Chardonnay, 2015. Stickman

Chardonnay, 2015. Stickman

Item #: V1119W1DC
Vintage: 2015
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vineyard/Appellation: Paso Robles, California
Color: Medium Straw
Nose: Pineapple, Melon
Palate: Tropical Notes, Citrus
Finish: Lovely Green Apple
Rating: 96
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2021/Seafood, Fowl, Light Meats/14.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Stickman refers to the barest minimum of the representation of a person. The name is meant to be satirical, here, as our selection is anything but the barest minimum.

A Beverly Hills developer purchased some 500-plus acres in Paso Robles in 1973, based on the success of a winery just a few miles down the road. He decided it would be a good bet to plant grapes there.

He called it Continental Vineyards and in time it became one of the most sought-after grape sources in California. The property featured diverse soils and climates. In the beginning, they planted almost every grape imaginable in an effort to figure out what worked best where. They slowly matched the best grape with the best place in which to grow it.

A few decades later, the vineyard changed hands a few times until it came to rest with the Forsythe family. They expanded the plantings to several different varietals and built a winery. After making wine for a few years and bottling it with no label, they then let the wine slowly mature the way nature meant wine to mature.

Not long ago, they brought us these perfectly stored wines from their first-class vineyard. And with wine this excellent at these astounding prices, we couldn't pass it up.

Our selection is textbook hillside Chardonnay with minimum intervention involved. The grapes were picked early to reduce the alcohol levels, resulting in higher acids which allow the wine to age gracefully - and has it ever!

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