2005 Varner Chardonnay Spring Ridge Vineyard Bee Block (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)

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California, Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains, USA

This wine never disappoints. Showed great last night with the typical Bee Block notes of lemon peel and solid minerality. I much prefer this version to 04, which veered more towards the tropical fruit profile and was lusher. The 05 Bee Block is just a stunner. This, too, has some room for improvement over the next few years, I believe. It has already gotten more rounded and elegant since my last tasting it.

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I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.

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