On the Chard front, Ceritas continues to be one of my personal favorites. Notes similar to previous bottles. Good from the moment popped, but improved after half an hour or so of air. Drink now or hold.
Yellow gold. Spicy nose ranging from baking spices like cinnamon all the way to anise. This enters the palate with baked apples along with some bright mandarin orange. The fruit is balanced and brightened by a firm acidic backbone. The texture is almost creamy, but no excess weight here. Clean and refreshing, minerals linger on the finish.
Clear yellow gold. Popped and poured and enjoyed over 5-6 hours. The nose was a mix of dill and mint at open and eventually opened up to offer some apples and a touch of pineapple to mix with the herbal aromas. This really took off at about three hours after opening. It began on the mid palate quite tight and giving some bits of apple and pear, but the oak was a bit more prominent than I remember from the last bottle. With air, this took off and had that wonderfully balanced texture between creamy and lean. Nice acidity and some tropical fruit and a hint of anise showed up on the back of the palate. Great length.
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(Ceritas Chardonnay Porter-Bass Vineyard) Light medium yellow color; rich, ripe lemon, tart pear, baked apple nose; tart poached pear, tart apple, tart green fruit, mineral palate with a sense of salinity; medium-plus finish