The light color hides this wine's explosive character. Add your favorite ripe Chardonnay descriptor here _______. You're all correct. The moderate acidity keeps this in the game but my preferences have definitely changed. Anyone care to trade a Puligny-Montrachet or Chassagne-Montrachet for my remaining bottle......
Last glass addendum: much more balanced. I guess a little air and food is (are?) needed.
My last bottle of the 2011. The golden color has deepened just a bit and has a nice sheen. Ripe tropical fruit and some oak on the nose. The fruit has held nicely with moderate acidity and the oak very much in the background. Still quite enjoyable.
Dinner with Friends (E & S Fish Company, St. Charles): Opened by Rick & Cris. Pale color. Aromas of coconut, banana and apple with a nice dose of oak. Medium- to full-bodied, coconut milk, white fruit, toast and oak with a clove-like quality on the finish. The oak is well-used here. Very nice.
Granny Smith and honeysuckle on the nose. Nice light toast and pear that transitions into nice mineral on the finish. Overall very nice chard that should only improve over the next few years. I will be waiting a while to open the next one.
I thought this might be an interesting new wine since I love the Seghesio Zins. The grapes were sourced from great vineyards, but the wine was a little underwhelming. May a little time in the bottle will help.