1998 Matanzas Creek Winery Chardonnay Sonoma Valley
A glimmering, pale straw gold color delights the eye while aromatic floral notes join with ripe apple, apricot, citrus and oaken vanilla. Tropical fruit bursts on the tongue - mango, and papaya, accented with gingery spice. Barrel fermented and aged seven months sur lies in French oak, the wine brings toasty oak into harmony with luscious fruit and spice. Simultaneous alcoholic and malolactic fermentations produce a wine with breadth and texture, but with uncommon balance and elegance. Subtle but...
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 89 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: drink now<br/>