The flavor profile for this well structured Chardonnay is in the subtle pear and apple realm with accents of lavender and anise from the time in barrel. There are citrusy notes of lemon and orange along with a minerality. Additional flavors and aromas will emerge over time.
A beautifully balanced Chard. Lovely aromas of apricot, lavender and caramel ebb into bright flavors of lemon/lime, and a fresh, spicy finish with vanilla, clove and honeydew melon. The richness and texture are increasing in the bottle. 94 points Vinous; 93 points Wine Enthusiast; 92 points Robert Parker.
A combination of a rich, viscous texture with slight tropical fruit flavors backed by gentle toasty oak, make this Chardonnay a knock out. 90 points The Wine Spectator.
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.
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.