The 2010 Chardonnay Estate is captivating in its beauty. All the elements are very nicely balanced in this soft, textured Chardonnay. Tropical fruit, lemon and pastry are some of the many notes that take shape in the glass. The 2010 is rich and expressive, but not at all heavy. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2016.
Author: Antonio Galloni
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92
(made from all old Wente clones and native yeasts; 40% new oak): Bright yellow-gold. Highly fragrant, mineral-accented bouquet evokes fresh pear, vanilla and honey, with enlivening notes of ginger and chalky minerals. Spicy orchard and pit fruit and lemon curd flavors are given lift and focus by tangy minerality and pick up a smoky nuance with air. Sappy and penetrating, finishing at length with resonating spiciness and impressive cling.