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2011 2011 Chester-Kidder

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  • Winemaker Gilles Nicault
  • Appellation Columbia Valley
  • Varietal Cabernet/Syrah Blend
92 Points

The 2011 Chester-Kidder is a beauty. Coming from a difficult vintage and a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Syrah and 7% Petit Verdot, it spent 30 months in 85% new French oak before being bottled. Inky colored, medium to full-bodied, silky and with fabulous tannin quality, it's absorbed almost every trace of its oak élevage and offers layers of dark fruits, licorice, chocolate and toasted spice. It has a classic feel and will age effortlessly for another 10-15 years.

— Wine Advocate
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