This tightly wound Sauvignon needs time to unfurl. Tasted just after bottling, it offers little more than hints of peaches and lees, but you can sense the potential within. Finishes long and lean, with grapefruity overtones. Try it in summer ’06, but it might even improve for a year beyond that. Imported by McDevitt & McDevitt Importers.
Toasty and rich, this is the best of this estate’s recent bottlings, offering up creamy oak and ripe tropical fruits in a plump, user-friendly format. Given its late arrival in this market, drink up over the next six months or so, before the fruit begins to fade.
Despite some slightly grassy aromas, this offering displays a distinctly tropical character. Passion fruit and pineapple notes are plump and round in the mouth, ending with fresh, fruit-cocktail intensity.
Honeyed peaches on the nose suggest high levels of ripeness, but that peachy succulence is less evident on the palate, where the flavors are reined into submission by tart acids. Fullish in body, but crisp and even hard on the finish.
This is a tropical fruit salad sort of Chardonnay, the kind that will go down easy ice cold on a warm summer day. Fruit ranges from banana to peach and pear, on through to bright citrus notes. Imported by L & R Imports LLC.