Sandlands makes my favorite US Chanin Blanc. That might not be an impressive statement, but there are some great ones and this one competes with any anywhere. Light golden in color. The nose is very nice (if not served too cold) with almonds, orange peel, minerals and slight lemon. Medium bodied. On the palate, there is a nice depth. The almonds and orange peel carry thru with a slight waxy note. Good energy. Nice balance. Long finish. This seems like it should improve a bit with age and should drink well for seven to ten years (and quite possibly more). It will work well with lighter fruit dishes but also fowl or fish.
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