Strange color. Seems to be turning orange. The wine is oxidizing but also has the smell of creme brûlée. I assume there is a fair amount of RS on this. It is slightly cloying. Flavors of cream pie. The acid is there but the sweetness stays in front of it. I know this probably wasn't meant to go beyond a few years but wanted to see where it ended up. Where it ended up was, not terrible but not very interesting. Should have only enjoyed it as a summer sipper back in 2007.
I had a bottle of this back in March and either a few months or different culinary co-stars made all the difference. Really nice Chardonnay, good floral and pear notes, with a little citrus and the right amount of butter for me. While the last bottle was oddly acidic for a Chard, this one was balanced and had a great mouthfeel. Wish I had more.
TB: Light yellow in color. Drinking very well right now, showing notes of white pepper, vanilla, and flowers. Nice acidity and a nice, medium length finish. Very nice pairing with Drunken Goat cheese and crackers.
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(Novy Family Wines Chardonnay Rosella's Vineyard) Pale yellow color; clean, floral and faintly stone fruit nose; creamy texture, with sweet, rich fruit, a little one-dimensional now, but may show more complexity with time; medium hot finish