Another fabulous, expressive wine, the 2011 Chardonnay Porter-Bass Vineyard impresses for its depth and richness, all within the focused style that is the Ceritas signature. Softer and more generous than the Heinz, the Porter-Bass Chardonnay fleshes out beautifully in the glass. Lemon oil, white flowers, pears and crushed rocks are all woven together beautifully. This is another striking wine with great potential. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021.
Author: Antonio Galloni
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93
Light, bright gold. Vibrant, floral-accented citrus and pit fruits on the nose, along with a hint of iodine. Very fresh, energetic pit fruit and mineral flavors are complicated by hints of white pepper and buttered toast. Finishes with excellent clarity and lift, leaving behind vibrant mineral and spice notes. Packs a serious punch but comes off elegant and poised.