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Brad Cartoon
The West Coast Wine Network is a hobby site of mine that has been on the web since 1995. The Wine Discussion Forums are the main content here and are prominently linked in the horizontal navigation above. The rest of the site is my personal blog where I post about wine, beer, restaurants, art shows, concerts and information on places we travel to, etc.  There will likely be more videos and cross linking to other social media and bloggers. There is a new Events Calendar linked above.  Check it out!

2010 Paul Lato Hilliard Bruce Vineyard Chardonnay

2010 Paul Lato Hilliard Bruce Vineyard Belle de jour Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay Very tropical with a ton of pineapple, along with pear and apple, some brown spice, butterscotch and prevalent ginger spice.  Mild to moderate tannins and fairly crisp acidity.  Intensely flavored, nicely balanced and good length. Fruit is fairly forward but not over ripe.  Perhaps just a small bit of residual sugar.  Very nice wine.  N 9 P 8 B 9 S  8+ C 8 = 92+