How often do you get a chance to enjoy a well aged Chardonnay of this quality - and in magnum? Rich, concentrated fruit entry, creamy texture, leesy complexity, and focused finish. Barrel fermented in 60% new French, François Freres, oak The wine went through 100% malo-lactic fermentation, and was bottled unfiltered. It has lovely marzipan, oat, cream, pear, and toasted notes with freshness and fabulous, creamy texture.
This vineyard has hit its stride producing marvelous Chardonnays year after year. On the palate, classic Chardonnay flavors of apple, citrus and vanilla go on and on. Serve with shellfish, Cornish game hen, or alfredo pasta with lobster. Score: 94 Antonio Galloni's Vinous; 93 points Wine Enthusiast; 90 points: Robet Parker.
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Beautifully constructed. Fresh pear and white peach scents are sharpened by notes of lemon pith and chalky minerality. Juicy, tightly wound orchard fruit flavors start off with a refreshingly bitter quality and pick up weight and sweetness with air. Score: 92 points - Vinous.
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A big, rich, balanced Chardonnay with intriguing aromas of apricots, pear, honey, butter, hazelnuts, and spices. Rich and intense on the palate, with gorgeous depth, the 2009 is all about texture.. Score 94 points/Editor's Choice Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Score 91 points from Vinous.
A big, buttery Chardonnay of richness, power and intensity. Intriguing aromas of pear, melon, nectarine with silky orchard fruit and orange pith flavors complemented by honeysuckle and anise notes. 92 points The Wine Spectator, 92 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous, 89 points Robert Parker
A rich, textured white with succulent flavors of succulent pear, apples, spices and flowers. This Chardonnay reflects Jim's ideal: superb concentration without over-ripening ... low alcohol with strength and persistence. Scored 90 points from Antonio Galloni'sVinous.
Santa Maria Valley produces stunning Chardonnay and this is no exception. A wine of balance with a few years of additional age makes it even more intriguing. This wine was actually made for our market in England and is essentially the same wine as our coveted Nuits-Blanches au Bouge Chardonnay.
A wine of charm and balance. Delicate fruit notes of apple, licorice and melon effortlessly intertwine with a gentle toasty character. The 24 months aging in new Francois Frere oak barrels makes an obvious, but not overpowering statement.
A Chardonnay of balance, structure and refinement. Along with the Talley signature minerality, the aroma shows lemony/limey, clove and nutmeg notes. The energy and freshness are obvious, the subtle flavors of anise and citrus are less obvious. 91 points Wine Enthusiast Magazine.