Light, hazy yellow. Orange zest and lemongrass on the pungent, spice-accented nose. Sweet and silky in texture, offering vibrant citrus and orchard fruit flavors given depth by notes of iodine and toasty lees. Closes bright and nervy, with excellent focus and lingering mineral tones.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: May/June 2012
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90
The 2010 Chardonnay James Berry Vineyard is all slate, crushed rocks, lemon and minerals emerging from this energetic, focused Chardonnay. The full malolactic fermentation gives the 2010 an attractive richness but without robbing the wine of the distinctive minerality that is the signature of this great site in Paso Robles.