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July 31, 1997 Silk and Satin By Harvey Steiman Texture may rank as the characteristic that most distinguishes California Chardonnay of the 1990s from that of the 1980s. Smooth, silky wines that emulate the mouthfeel of a marvelous white Burgundy like Chevalier-Montrachet or Meursault were rare then, are becoming more common now, and owe much to the pioneering work at Peter Michael Winery.
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