Wow. This is a huge Chardonnay. It has aged well and does have some oxidation. The front palette still displays freshness but the incredibly long finish brings out some of the oxidization and carmel notes. It is close to dessert like in weight. The complexity and range of flavors is amazing - highly suggest drinking over a couple of hours to see how the wine evolves. Clearly this is not for everyone but it is one of the most interesting examples of aged California Chard I've ever had (IMO better than Ridge and Kistler). I would drink now as there is still ample freshness to balance the oxidization.
Color is a burnt orange, nose shows no fruit with a faint hint of toasted lemon which leads way to nutty caramel flavored palate and a tawny port like finish. So much for a long drinking window as this is well past a pleasant drink making me mad that I did open this up years ago.
Dark gold color; no fruit; nutty carmel flavor; minimal finish; it is possible that this wine was past its prime but it appears from other reviewers that it had similar characteristics to prior bottles
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