(From 2008 Vintage) Bright, straw-green colored hue. The clean freshness of the nose opens up with ivid fruit aromas of green apples, pears, peaches, and a touch of quince and kiwi. The palate echoes the bright fruit bouquet braced by crisp acidity and a lngering minerality. The finish brings the fruit,balance and finesse of this wine full circle.
In keeping with our classic Old-World style of Chardonnay, this vintage possesses a citrus and mineral bouquet that reveals notes of crisp green apple, kiwi, honey and lightly toasted oak. On the palate, the wine is lively and complex with flavors that include pear, fuji apple and limestone balanced with toasty oak. All of these refined flavors contribute to the balanced expression of fruit aroma, flavor and finish, making this the perfect complement to many types of cuisine.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesThis slightly viscous but essentially hollow wine starts out with muddled aromas of cooked pears and herbs and follows with dryish, underfruited flavors. Very much wanting for extract and real fruity substance, it grows increasingly coarse and gradually heats up at the end.