Tasted on 6/16 and again next day on 6/17. Underscoring my general opinion of many rosés coming to market too early, on first opening, the wine was pink-tinted alcohol with a hint of rose-flower water. Undrinkable. Don't give up! The next day it was just a tad softer than I want it to be, but pretty, balanced, with delicate minerality--a light but perfectly lovely wine, consumed quite happily.
Outstanding cool-climate, ageable chardonnay. True primary fruit character. Bottle brought to a women's weekend retreat and I first thought, "oh, 2008 CA chard, that retailer took advantage of you!" So wrong. A stunning, complex, exceptionally balanced, mineral-laced, elegant and bright wine full of verve and life. Can't wait to try recent vintages.