(From 2009 Vintage) Our 2009 Mitsuko's Vineyard Chardonnay is a wine of power and intensity, yet with refinement, grace and balance. Peach, nectarine and other stone fruit aromas marry with pear and New England apple notes, all complimented by hints of citrus zest and smoky oak, endowing the wine with great aromatic depth and intensity. A well balanced plush yet vibrant forepalate evolves in the mouth into lengthy and intense fruit flavors together with an opulent rich finish.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesHighly aromatic and relying on its blossomy fruit as its first order of business with sympathetic oak providing rich support, this one is bright and alive from first sniff to lasting aftertaste. Its under-lying notes of sweet limes, Fuji apples and a light dollop of toast leave little to the imagination, and while there is plenty of acidity for aging, the wine is engagingly tasty and open even now and makes no demands for cellaring.