Served to me double blind. Lots of tropical fruit and peach with some roasted nuts, vanilla and baking spice. At first I thought it younger Cali Chardonnay from a top classically-styled producer. When I was told it was Old World, I went right to Meursault 1er. Ripe and powerful, while still fresh, I thought this from 2005 or 2006. A very successful 2003.
Drank w/family at David & Lisa's for X-Mas Eve dinner Pale golden straw hue. Bold & dry white w/crisp acidity, soft minerality & a little heat on the moderately long finish. Butterscotch & white flowers are good descriptors & also picked up notes of pear & lime w/apricot on the nose. I found it enjoyable, although dinner crowd were mixed on this.
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