International Wine Cellar | 91
(15.1% alcohol): Distinctly more vibrant on the nose than the Napa bottling, offering aromas of kiwi, lime and flowers. Then tighter and less obviously sweet in the mouth, with firm citrus and white nectarine flavors supported by minerality. Impressively dense wine with a slightly phenolic but bright finish.
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Drink Dates: 2012-2022
This very serious full core California Chardonnay, barrel fermented, full body. Has a good core of ripe pears, butterscotch, almonds. This has the 'fat' for a healthy dish like a pasta, sea food or a Salmon. Enjoy...is drinking full throttle but beautifully.
Perhaps not as balanced as the 2008, nonetheless a beautiful expression of Chardonnay with ample fruit, butter and acid well integrated to produce a lovely blend of new world flavor with old-world structure. Still a favorite for Chardonnay.
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