This beautiful golden color mates perfectly with the full bodied nose and flavors. There's honeysuckle, pineapple, lemon oil, and some balanced toastiness. Overall richer and more buttery than a comparable Burgundy counterpart, this is really pleasing. A near perfect match with Enterprise Fish Co.'s almond crusted Rainbow Trout. Yum!
This cooler climate Chardonnay is pale straw in the glass with a nose of honeysuckle. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with lemon, vanilla, the same honeysuckle and notes of oak and butter. The malo, however, is restrained and the flavor profile is more Chablis than California. It's as good as the stellar 2010 SRH Chardonnay. Excellent QPR at around $20/per bottle.
As an aside, Lafond has one of the most beautiful tasting rooms and winery locations in the Santa Ynez Valley.
A well balanced Chard! Nice acidity with a plush rich palate. A touch pineapple essence on the nose with just a hint of lemon. This Chard is full throttle in several dimensions. I liked it even more as it warmed up some. A zesty wine.
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