Feels thick and syrupy, lacking structure, and tastes soft and jammy, with strong flavors of cherries and black raspberries. Could do something down the road, but it’s awkward now. Tasted twice, with consistent results.
As oaky a PG as you're likely to come across. The nose is pure buttered popcorn and mill dust with a barely detectable backing of vanilla-coated pear. Smooth in the mouth, with heft and tons of resiny flavor. The finish is, as might be expected, a wood-driven ride. Anyone adverse to barrel influences should steer clear; oak lovers could find it to their liking.
This is a very oaky wine, and you have to wonder why they plastered it on so thick, because underneath all that sweet, toasty, caramelized woodsap is a nice, fruity Chardonnay. I’ve seen other reviews that praised the oak, but I can’t go there.