Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of creme, vanilla, yellow pear and yellow apple. Flavors of vanilla, lemon and yellow pear. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the next 5 years.
Liquid Farm / Chard Double Blind- Dallas (Classic Wine Storage- Dallas): Wine #8 in a line up of 15 blind chards (preceded by Liquid Farm Golden Slope 2012). Very expressive nose with toffee, tropical fruit and some spice. On the palate it had all of the above plus creme brulee and peaches. Very long length and pleasant finish that shows a hint barrel toast at the very end. Solid wine that could probably use a few more years of age.
Great rich notes on the nose of salted butter, tropical fruits, exotic spices and oak. Under control on the palate, just a hair heavy, saline and fresh tarragon and mint touch complete the palate. This can hold for at least 3-5 years.
A very pleasant chardonnay. I give this a 92 based solely on the fact that there was a significant nose to this wine that was very pleasant. The wine was pulled from a 56 degree chill and further chilled down for about 30 minutes into the low 50's. Popped and poured. The creme brulee, butterscotch, and mango were very expressive in the glass. Wine poured a darker colored straw yellow. The initial entry was partial malolactic, not full malo, but was definitely full bodied. It had a very distinctive grit despite the velvety entry that I really hope is going to be associated with Coombsville chards as I keep drinking them over the next many years. The entry was all creme brulee and butterscotch, almost having some kind of white chocolate macadamia nut kind of quality in the mid-palate along with the grit that still existed in the middle. The finish is where the wine really started to express minerality which went very nice with the Italian style dish that it was being served with. Some toasted oak on the finish. A very pleasant wine indeed, and can likely stand 4-5 years more.