This is a pleasantly fruity and well-layered Chardonnay. Pears, nectarines, and gardenia come through on the nose. The palate leads with melon and pear, and adds nectarine and lemon on the mid-palate. The mouth-feel is round. Drink with pineapple baked chicken. Recommended. 87 points. DBH

WHO: Golan Heights Winery
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHEN: 2014
WHERE: Galilee, Israel
HOW MUCH: $17 (media sample)

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