(From 2005 Vintage) Pale yellow in color, this Chardonnay features aromas of lemon, ripe melon, pear and tropical fruit that transition to bright fruit flavors of citrus, apple and cantaloupe on the palate. A creamy mouthfeel of Kiwi, guava, vanilla and spice notes from the French oak combine with balanced acidity and a touch of minerality that prolongs the fruit flavors throughout a long, saturated finish.
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Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesIn a day and age when Chardonnay can be too ripe or too high in acidity, here is a wine that somehow gets it right even with its own flirtations with extra ripeness. Its aromas of green apples fit nicely with hints of creamy oak and sweet blossoms, and its firm, quietly fruity flavors are both likeable and well-suited for use with broiled fish or grilled shrimp.