Brilliant, zingy and ultimately subtle, with layers of stony, minerally character around a lively core of pineapple, lime and green apple flavors, lingering effortlessly on the bracingly tart finish. Has miles to go. 200 cases imported.
Drink Dates: 2006-2014
Author: Harvey Steiman
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91
The 2004 Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay has an explosive nose of almond, hazelnut and acacia honey, beautifully integrated oak with that Meursault-inspired palate with great balance and verve - a wine destined to blossom over the next 3 to 4-years.