International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93($70) Full medium yellow. Leesy aromas of lemon oil, honey, smoke and hazelnut. Plump, round and deep, with subtly complex flavors of peach, flowers and butter firmed by iodiney minerality. Rich and seamless, but given definition by harmonious ripe acidity.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2009
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Rich, layered and full-bodied, with smoky fig, apricot and spicy apple and citrus notes that are pure, focused, complex and lingering.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95The 2007 Chardonnay Ma Douce reveals copious orange marmalade, honeysuckle, creme brulee, and poached pear notes in a full-bodied, deliciously rich style with zesty acidity and freshness.Author: Robert Parker
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 72 bottles owned
- 21 collectors