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Eola Hills 2016 Chardonnay (Oregon)

Rating
90
Price
$15
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Variety
Region
Wine Type
Alcohol
13.5%
Bottle Size
750 ml
Issue Date
7/1/2019
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There's much to admire in this budget-priced wine, starting with its straightforward, no-fuss style. Lightly tropical fruit delivers a warm, full mouthfeel, and aging for nine months in 20% new oak puts a touch of toast in the finish. It feels genuine and avoids the usual tricks of the trade that plague many cheap Chardonnays. Paul Gregutt

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98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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