2006 Chappellet Chardonnay
Rich, lush and layered, this enticing Chardonnay begins with toasty, baked pear and quince aromatics, accentuated by hints of tropical fruit and delicate floral notes. A touch of creaminess blends seamlessly with elements of clove and nutmeg spice from the oak. With a sweet, coating mouthfeel, sumptuous flavors of baked apple, pear and citrus, and a long, ripe fruit and spicy French oak finish, this wine is drinking beautifully now, and will continue to develop further richness and complexity ove...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesHere is a wine whose elevated ripeness poses no problems simply because its generous fruit and supportive acids have brought it into impeccable balance. To be sure, when a wine is blessed with deep character and full body, it is one to use with savory, fleshy fishes, richly sauced chicken even a lighter veal dish. And, with the right setting, this delicious bottling will reward from first sniff to long-lasting aftertaste.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 90.3 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 15 notes)
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 87 (average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: unpredictable<br/>