This is a very dry, acidic wine. It’s rather austere, not showing much richness now. With a minerally tang, It’s more like a French Chablis than an opulent California Chardonnay. Give it credit for elegance and finesse.
Very rich, very flamboyant, a Chardonnay that rocks your palate with flavor, yet has the acidic structure and dryness to keep it from going over the top. Pure Bien Nacido in the wealth of tropical fruit and spice flavors, so nicely balanced with a deft touch of oak. It represents a step above the ’05 and is a wine to watch.
Showing lemon zest and yellow apricot flavors, this bone-dry Chard has serious underpinnings of minerals. It’s reminiscent of a good French Chablis, and may require time in the cellar.