I've never tasted a wine like this. Nothing is typical for a California Chardonnay. There is a big hit of those vegetable, green garden flavors and aromas we find in wines from Gascony in France. There is even a greenish tint to the color. The nose is pungent to say the least with vegetaive aromas we rarely associate with wine. The fruit, and vegetables on the palate are sharp, crisp, and intense, but not necessarily likeable. The lemon/lime factor is really strong. There is mango, nectarine, green apple skin, not quite ripe melon, and asparagus. There is a big mouth full of relatively strange flavors. Crisp acidity. I doi not enjoy tasting this one, but can see how some would appreciate it.
The overpowering grapefruit aroma overpowers this wine and did not mellow out after opening. There was a little lemon and even less pear and the highly citrus styling was more reminiscent of a Sauvignon blanc than an unoaked Chardonnay. St. Supery is one of my favorite wineries but this was not what we expected. Not poorly made, but not characteristic of Chardonnay.
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