Still just as lean and acid-driven as I remember from 2 years ago, but with added weight. Flavors of lemon rind, quince, juniper berry, quinine, and jasmine--I cannot help but be reminded of a good gin and tonic. Good rich, slightly creamy middle that keeps it well-balanced. Probably still has years to go. A great effort, and definitely a very distinctive CA chard.
This took me by surprise. Very fragrant nose, minerals, apple, white flowers. On the palate, very crisp with great acidity and great length. Not your typical Californian Chardonnay. Really excellent stuff.
A different Cali Chard. First only 12.9%abv. Secondly unoaked. A light gold with hints of green in the glass. Aromas of apple, pear, peach, stone carry to palate. Medium finish medium plus body. Rich finish from lees contact. Reminds me of a very good quality maconish wine, but less mineral. Good stuff.
Vibrant, delicious, special. Half drunk on day 1 and then after 48 hours under vacuvin. Clean but not sharp, full of stones and citrus and minerals with kisses of nectarine and caramel. Medium finish with some grip that that builds into a long Chardonnay echo. Superb.
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