White Burgundy Flight (Arlequin Wines, San Francisco): Medium yellow. Smoky nose. Middle weight, round, smoky palate with some citrus and a kernel of bitterness. Average acidity. The flavors are neutral without real authority, and the lasting impression of one of heaviness despite having some attractive elements.
Suffers a bit from the curse of 06 for whites, showing a bit fat and ripe, with a fair amount of oak as well. Overall good balance and enjoyable, but I probably would have guessed this as a California Chardonnay if I hadn't brought the bottle. Nice but not memorable, and definitely not up to my expectations for this producer.
Wonderful wine, with great minerality and very expressive fruit. The only thing that kept me from going to 92 points is a touch too much oak. But that may also be a personal issue of mine, since I am very sensitive to oak. Others who had this wine with me loved it and would have supported a 92 score. Either way, this is a very good wine.